A rustic log cabin in the woods should be just that: rustic. Too often contemporary builders try to manufacture a rustic feel into their log homes and cabins - and although these features are often very attractive, they lack the back-to-basics homeliness which draws us to a life in the woods.
Today we are going to explore a rustic cabin which has the robust and solid characteristics of a genuine log home. Located near Sidney, Maine, this eye-catching log construction has two bedrooms and one bathroom over 1,200-square-feet (111.5-square-meters) of internal living space. It is set in 0.62-acres (2,509-square-meters) of rural Maine and even has its own private well on site. Shall we take a look?
First impressions of this gorgeous cabin are very strong. It is a solid construction of tongue-and-groove logs which gives the home a timeless feel, despite being constructed in 1980. The vibrant red door adds a sense of character to this pretty cabin. Inviting!
The wooden exterior of this robust log home has been aged perfectly by its natural surroundings, creating the look which we desire when dreaming of a log cabin retreat. This home is situated on a level lot, with fields and trees all around.
A prominent feature of this rustic log cabin is the large kitchen. This incredibly spacious room has the appearance of a country-style kitchen, and will perfectly complement the simple log cabin lifestyle.
The kitchen benefits from plenty of countertop space, which has an attractive wooden finish. Numerous kitchen cupboards ensure the room remains free of clutter, whilst the modern appliances make this room as functional as it is attractive.
The living room in this quiet rural cabin looks like we would expect it to when viewed from outside - a robust construction with aged high-quality wood throughout. The large windows and cathedral ceiling make this a light and bright room, despite the darker tones in the wood.
This spacious log cabin has two generously-sized bedrooms which can easily house the rugged furniture which complements this kind of simplistic lifestyle.
Simplicity is the key to a rustic log cabin, and this room won't require much more decoration beyond the natural grain of the beautiful wood.
The spacious floor plan can easily be customized to suit the requirements of the owner. From the ground floor a staircase takes us to the large loft area.
The huge loft room could easily be made into another bedroom, an office, or even a game room. It really depends on the owner and the limit of their imagination. What would you do with 1,200 square feet (111.5 square meters) in the woods?
The basic bathroom completes our tour of this rustic retreat in the country. It is a functional space which comfortably houses a large bathtub.
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