Down Home Log Home Success Stories

Mary Holland


My love for log homes began when I used to watch “Bonanza,” the western television program. I was thrilled by the brilliant spectacle of the mountains and the vast surrounding on which their home sat. When I saw the inside of the home and how cozy it must have felt to be living in a country setting, I vowed that one day I would own a log home in the countryside. Although, I never had the opportunity to view a home “up close and personal,” I use to see beautiful models along Interstate 85 in Georgia as I drove home on semiannual military leave from Maryland to Alabama to visit my family.

When I mentioned to a friend that I was fascinated with log homes and intended to build one, she gave me three copies of the “Log Home Living” magazine. I was so eager and excited that I read the magazines from cover to cover for a few years. I took the magazines to Cuba with me and upon my return in May 2008. I sought the nearest distributor to my home in Alabama and it end up being located in Pine Mountain, Georgia. I called the Down Home Log Homes phone number that was listed in the Log Home Living magazine and it was by no sheer accident that I would meet Georgia and Gary of Down Home Log Homes through their daughter, Rachel. Rachel’s unmatched support and assistance in helping to make my dream a reality was priceless. When I visited Down Home Log Homes, I had originally intended to obtain as much information as possible, but at the end of my visit, I walked away with a floor plan and a contractor to construct my “turn-key” home. Although it has been three years in the making, including changing home sites, my home is now complete with everything, including fixtures, trim, appliances and even the kitchen sink. As I draw closer to the end of a 30-year active duty Navy career, I am looking forward to relaxing with family and friends and enjoying my new home.

THANK YOU DOWN HOME LOG HOMES—GEORGIA, GARY AND RACHEL AND OF COURSE, MY CONTRACTOR, CLIFF JOHNSON FOR HANGING IN THERE WITH ME AND FOR THE OUTSTANDING JOB YOU DID TO MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE! YOU ARE A BLESSING AND I THANK GOD FOR PLACING SUCH A DYNAMIC TEAM IN MY LIFE.

 

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Log Homes appreciate at a higher rate than conventional structures. The National Association of Homeowners has stated for many years that Log Homes hold their values better than conventional stick built homes- given they are both taken care of!