A Florida home stands as a testament to one man’s lifelong dream and serves as a legacy to those he left behind.
When it came time to choose a log home company, Robert was most impressed with Suwannee River Log Homes, based in Wellborn, Florida. He saw the company’s Shenandoah log home plan in St. Augustine, Florida, and fell in love with the floorplan.The Hirts kept the basic structure of the Shenandoah but completely redesigned the interior, adding a fourth bedroom to replace the original dining room and shifting the kitchen to the center of the house. They also enhanced the home with custom details like etched windows.
“Terry did an excellent job of explaining how she wanted her layout. We try to encourage our customers to really incorporate their ideas,” notes David Miller, vice president of Suwannee River Log Homes.The 7,600-square-foot house features cypress D-Logs with a saddle notch corner system. “Among the roughly 400 log home companies nationwide, only a couple use cypress,” notes David. “Cypress has a natural oil preservative called cypressiene, which helps protect it from insects and decay.” The log home sits on 20 acres graced with stately trees, vibrant flowers and pastures where the family’s cows and horses roam. Robert loved hunting, and the family spends a lot of time outdoors. “We love to sit on the back porch and take in the gorgeous views of the pasture,” says Terry.