If you read the first installment of Becky’s and my log home journey in the February issue of Log Home Living, you’ll recall we live on a 170- acre farm located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania. It’s also located on the second-highest point in Beaver County. Wanting to take advantage of our high vantage point, Becky knew exactly where to build our house so we could achieve our “million dollar view.”
From our front porch, we wanted to be able to look down through the valley and field (about a 20-mile vista on a clear day) and follow the change of seasons just by looking out our windows. The fall foliage is spectacular with the wide variety of tree cover Pennsylvania enjoys. Approaching thunderstorms or snow are fun to watch as they circle around us; sometimes not dropping a single raindrop or snowflake on our land! From the rear, we’d be able to watch the deer feeding in the field, soaring eagles above or red-tail hawks as they nest. All of these elements make up our “million dollar view,” which gives us a relaxing, almost hypnotic, feeling.
In order to protect our log home investment and the farm from unseen circumstances or events, we decided to parcel off two acres. Now the initial work began. We hired a surveyor and contacted ou