After seeing a picture of a model home in a national log home magazine, we decided it would be a great way to spend our anniversary weekend; traveling to West Virginia and touring a model home at Appalachian Log Structures headquarters in Ripley. We were impressed with everything about the company, the quality of the materials, the innovative designs, and their willingness to modify the floor plans to our needs and wants. We went back to our motel and made plans for our dream log home.
That was 12 years ago.
We decided to start with the Smyrna model and modify it to our liking. The sales team and drafting department were very accommodating and helpful, which made the whole process less stressful. Our home has 3000 square feet, a garage, a full basement, 4 bedrooms, a great room with 18 foot ceilings and a fireplace, a full loft with two huge dormer windows, 2 and a half bathrooms, a TV room, and an office.
After our log home materials were delivered, Appalachian Log Structures also sent a technical advisor to help us with the building of the home the Appalachian way. It took us a year of our life to complete our home. Every waking hour was dedicated to finishing our home so many other parts of our life took a back seat for a while. Sometimes we reflect on those crazy months of building and question if it was all worth it. The best testimony we can give is the fact that we are now authorized representatives for Appalachian Log Structures and enjoy sharing and showing our home with other couples considering a log home. Because we felt secure and valued as customers with the company through the whole process, we determined that this is how we want to make our customers feel when they come to us looking to build their log home.
Our home has stood the test of time for 12 years and is still an amazing structure to see. It has been through numerous family holidays, youth group dinners and backyard bonfires, birthday parties, 4 years of a home based day care, children leaving home, children coming back home, and monthly open house log home tours for 10 years. We love to share with friends and family the home that God has so graciously given us, we feel very blessed. An analogy of a mother in labor and the pains of childbirth come to mind. After the baby is born all the pain and labor is forgotten, with the realization that the end result has been worth it all.
Baltimore: from I-695, take I-795 and continue on MD-140 to MD-97 North towards Gettysburg PA. Go 12 miles and turn left at the traffic light for PA-194 in Littlestown. Travel 1 mile and turn right onto St. Johns Road. Go .8 mile and turn left at 455.
Frederick: From US-15, take MD-26. Continue onto MD-194 for 25.8 miles and turn left onto St. Johns Road. Go .8 mile and turn left at 455.
Harrisburg: Take US-15 South to the Baltimore Pk exit at PA-97. Turn left off of the off ramp and continue for 5.8 miles. Turn right onto St. Johns Road. At the stop sign, turn right and travel .5 mile, turn right at 455.
455 St. Johns Rd. · Littlestown, PA 17340
Phone (717) 359-7035 Fax (717) 359-7035
Hours by Apppointment.