WAGON BOX ROAD
|Our log home
in Story is the result of a life-long dream for Adrienne that began
when, as a little girl, she accompanied her family on a summer's long
job to Alaska in 1953. Someday having a log cabin in the woods was
a thought she couldn't forget.
Forty years later, in 1993, she and her husband, Steve, decided to take their own family on a ranch vacation. We lived on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, and had never been to Wyoming but heard great stories from friends who had been coming to Eatons' Ranch for many years. The ranch vacation happened and everyone fell in love with Wyoming. Suddenly, the woods gave way to the prairie.
After returning to Eatons' for several summers, we decided to look for a place of our own and found this piece of land in Story in 1997. Later, the Sheridan firm of Malone Belton Abel designed a home for us. The initial design for the house, however, came from Adrienne and was literally drawn on a napkin. She wanted a log place with a long, ranch porch similar to Howard Hall at Eatons' and a "great" room with a fireplace like the one in the lodge at the Spear-O-Wigwam Ranch. The house was completed in 2002.
KWN Construction of Sheridan was the general contractor and Bromley Log Homes and construction of Cody did the log work. Bromley agreed to leave much of the bark on the logs to help give the place an older, rough-hewn feel. There were two stone masons working on the fireplace, one building other right side, and the other completing the left. If you look carefully, you can pick out differences.
Most of the furnishing were collected piece by piece on trips from Seattle to Story. Every antique shop in Coeur d-Alene, Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, and a few smaller town in-between were the source and would find Adrienne frequenting them as often as she could.
We feel very, very lucky to be here in Story for our retirement.
Steve and Adrienne Remmer, 2006
Note: This home was part of the Story Woman's Club Story Home Tour on June 3, 2006.