Some wisdom from a poet:
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
And from a very successful businessman:
“Are you green and growing, or ripe and rotting?”
The journey to Log Cabin Road began before the millennium when the owner retired from a busy professional life. He wanted away from big cities with the high traffic and close-in living. And, as a baby boomer with deep connections to the 20th century, he made a conscious choice to live in the 21st century.
He believed that if we are to successfully survive on this planet, and more importantly exist in the United States, and even more specifically in Kentucky in a little town called Berea, then we must change and adapt to learn to “living under a green roof”.
“Time's fun when you're having flies.”
“Someday we'll find it, that rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me.”
Kermit The Frog
He accepted the "Kermit" challenge," and began a three year process of learning about green design and building 21st century homes. Early on, he found an ideal location with great mountain views, but also close between Berea and Richmond, KY. He found a software program (Chief Architect) that allowed him to express his ideas. After spending a year studying building design and practicing with the software, he began a two year project designing his “21st century dream home".
The actual construction began in 2004 and continued for three years. The owner served as General Contractor and hired a variety of sub-contractors to complete the design requirements.