Planning to leave their home of 36 years was not going to be an easy step, but John and Wanda Wallace were ready for a change of pace. Both of them had a underlying passion for log homes. Wanda credits much of this to memories of her father and grandmother telling tales about their one-room log cabin. Vacationing through the years to Gatlinburg, Tennessee only added to their desire.
The couple began their search for property and started researching log homes. John quickly located property in a lake-side community near a close friend. As with many who just start the process, their plans were to build in five years. They contacted various companies and dealers, but built a relationship with Robert Callahan of Little River Log Homes in Fort Payne, Alabama. Robert is an independent dealer of Honest Abe products, and started helping the couple with information and advice on planning and constructing their log home. “John and Robert would spend hour after hour on the phone discussing everything about the home,” noted Wanda.
As they searched for floor plans they liked, Honest Abe’s Madison plan kept their attention. With a little customizing aided by Robert and Honest Abe’s design team, the couple added on more porch area and included a study and sewing room into the floor plan.
Their original time frame of five years was bumped back to three years when various incentives made it a great time for the couple to get started. Robert put the couple in touch with Mickey Jones of Greenbriar Homes, Inc., located in Leesburg, Alabama. John and Wanda’s first log home package delivery was on May 3rd, and the builders have been busy since. Most recently, their Redwood Transformation stain from Sashco has been applied.
Wanda notes with excitement, “We are looking forward to moving into the home we have named ‘Pines Point’ for the pie shaped piece of property and the tall pines in the background.”
Article by: Joshua Beasley, Honest Abe Log Homes. Special thanks to Wanda Wallace and Robert Callahan for contributing.