The Lovelady Residence is constructed from a 'œDog Trot' home. Built from local materials and collective memory, the materials, sizes, openings, and orientation of this home reflect the cultural tradition of the original builders. As a double house, it is characterized by a central hallway, or "dogtrot" running between the two single houses under a shared roof. This home is made in the same style as the Looney house, a historical house in Ashville, AL today. The Lovelady residence was transplanted from Ashville two years before the Looney house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 1972, famous dog trainers, Dick and Peggy Lovelady, fell in love with the history and comfort this home represents. So, stack by stack they brought the logs to their new home just outside of Oak Mountain State Park from Ashville, Alabama. Some of the 100+ year old Poplar logs are up to 16" wide! The 7.5 acre +/- lake that the home sits on is called Melaken or Wyatt Lake.