Back to Basics: 10 Lovely Log Cabins You Can Buy Right Now

In search of homes with a touch of Americana, we chopped through our listing data to find 10 cool log cabins you can buy right now. The post Back to Basics: 10 Lovely Log Cabins You Can Buy Right Now appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.

Back to Basics: 10 Lovely Log Cabins You Can Buy Right Now

Rugged and rustic, the log cabin home has been part of the American landscape for centuries. Its back-to-basics aesthetic remains a highly desirable choice for modern pioneers today.

Early European settlers in North America learned how to construct log cabins, thanks to Swedish immigrants. However, the cabins were long considered homespun and uncivilized, particularly in comparison to the frame homes preferred by the moneyed English.

Opinions had changed by the middle of the 19th century, when humble beginnings, and having been born in a log cabin, became a badge of honor. Abraham Lincoln rebranded the log cabin as a patriotic American symbol of rugged individualism and self-reliance.

Today’s log cabins run the gamut from simplistic structures to massive tributes to the power of felled trees. We chopped through our listing data to find 10 cool log cabins you can buy right now.

They’re mostly tucked among the trees in far-off places, many nestled on the banks of lakes, and all designed to exist in harmony with their natural surroundings. They’re all distinctly American addresses that even Honest Abe would be proud to call home.

9295 Longpond Green Ln, Middleville, MI

Price: $229,900

Gun Lake getaway: Built in 1998, this rustic three-bedroom cabin sits on 4 wooded acres smack-dab in the center of Yankee Springs Recreational Area.

Spacious interiors welcome guests with a roomy main-level living area and bathroom, as well as a large living area upstairs. The property also includes a barn for additional storage and parking.

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1750 Kerner Rd, Kernersville, NC

Price: $325,000

Cabin fever: Surrounded by a full acre of private property, this three-bedroom cabin was built in 2002 and has been lovingly maintained ever since.

Filled with light, built-ins, and custom log furniture (which is included with the sale), the home is ready to make a new set of memories.

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1625 Hagen Rd, La Pointe, WI

Price: $869,000

Northwoods retreat: Perched above the beaches of Russell Bay, this huge, 5,700-square-foot log cabin was built in 1980.

For feeding hungry guests, the home features two kitchens and plenty of living space. There’s also a wraparound porch, an attached garage for storage, a separate guest cabin with sauna, and quick access to the sandy beach for the ultimate nature retreat.

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La Pointe, WI

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121 Newport Dr, Ellijay, GA

Price: $749,000

Canadian log: On a double lot on the Coosawattee River, this five-bedroom log cabin includes a wraparound porch, large great room, stone fireplace, and a remodeled bathroom in the owner’s suite.

Built in 2002, the comfortable home offers residents access to community resort amenities, including pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center.

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636 E. Victoria Ct, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Price: $379,000

Mobster hideout: This two-bedroom retreat among the trees was built in 1935. According to the listing details, it was once a favored hideout of the gangster Bugsy Siegel.

It’s since been updated with hardwood floors, custom cabinets, and French doors. The sale price will include drawn-up plans to finish the basement and add another room.

Lake Arrowhead, CA log cabin exterior
Lake Arrowhead, CA

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857 Highway 14, Grangeville, ID

Price: $249,900

South Fork: This forest getaway is situated along the South Fork of the Clearwater River.

There’s plenty of space to spread out—the cabin is on 2.5 acres of land bordered on two sides by National Forest, plus an option to purchase an adjacent 27-plus acres.

Built in 2009, the two-bedroom home has vaulted ceilings and a river view from the kitchen window.

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21 Old Shippensburg Rd, Gardners, PA

Price: $148,000

Vintage vibe: This cabin was built in 1930, and its owners can easily walk to Fuller Lake.

The vintage two-bedroom cabin is currently outfitted to accommodate a crowd—including three-level bunk beds, a huge wraparound screened porch, and a storage shed for toys. Recent updates include new electrical, plumbing, and a pellet stove.

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Gardners, PA

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7310 New England Ridge Rd, Washington, WV

Price: $349,000

Log cabin luxury: This log cabin from 1993 has been completely renovated. It features dual owner’s suites with high-end finishes, like copper sinks and porcelain tiled walls.

On over 4 acres, this nature retreat offers room to expand. We also love the incentive for buyers in need of heavy machinery—a Kubota tractor is thrown in with the purchase price.

Washington, WV log cabin exterior
Washington, WV

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9 Highland Ct, Fitzwilliam, NH

Price: $74,900

Laurel Lake: Affordable option! Sitting on leased land, this cute red two-bedroom cabin is on a private road and can be used year-round. It includes permitted access to the beach nearby.

Originally built in 1954 and updated over the years, it has a separate bath house with washer and dryer hookups and a fully plumbed extra bathroom with shower.

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Fitzwilliam, NH

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2131 Lakeshore Dr, Klamath Falls, OR

Price: $345,900

Pretty privacy: Check out of the rat race and escape to this private three-bedroom log cabin overlooking Klamath Lake.

Built in 1952 on nearly a full acre, the Craftsman-style property has been well maintained. According to the listing details, it now boasts a new roof and central air conditioning.

Klamath Falls, OR log cabin exterior
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$2.25M Pittsburgh Home Is a Masterful Midcentury Time Capsule

A midcentury modern gem known as the "Apt House" is up for sale for the first time in Pittsburgh. Designed by A. James Speyer, the home was built in 1953. The post $2.25M Pittsburgh Home Is a Masterful Midcentury Time Capsule appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.

$2.25M Pittsburgh Home Is a Masterful Midcentury Time Capsule

A midcentury modern gem with a place in Pittsburgh history is up for sale for the first time. The steel-framed box, which uses red brick and glass as its main elements, is an early example of the clean lines and simplicity that exemplify midcentury architecture.

Built in 1951, the home at 40 Woodland Road in the Pennsylvania city’s prestigious Squirrel Hill neighborhood is on the market for $2.25 million.

According to public records, the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home has remained in the same family since its construction. Jerome Apt, Jr., and his wife, Joan Frank Apt, commissioned the home in 1951, and it was completed in 1953.

The couple raised two children in the home, including Jerome “Jay” Apt, III, a NASA astronaut who flew on four space shuttle missions between 1991 and 1996.

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According to published obituaries, Jerome Apt, Jr. died in 2010 at the age of 87, and his wife died in February 2020 at the age of 93.

Jerome Apt, Jr., was a mechanical engineer who, according to the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, held several patents, including one for a leak detection system for a nuclear reactor that he patented in 1971, and another for a remote-controlled system for coal mining that he patented in 1976.

Joan Frank Apt was a leader of many arts and cultural organizations in Pittsburgh and loved to entertain in her unique home. According to her obituary, she celebrated her 90th birthday party there.

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Joan Frank Apt grew up and was married in a home down the road that is now known as the Alan I W Frank House, after Joan Frank Apt’s brother Alan.

The Alan Frank House was the largest home designed by the founders of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

Known as a significant work in the history of modern architecture, the home is now a museum. It’s almost unchanged from when the family lived in the home, even down to the fixtures and furnishings.

Joan Frank Apt was used to living in architectural masterpieces, so when she and her husband wanted to design their home, they turned to another famous architect, A. James Speyer. Speyer was born just down the street from this home and knew Joan Frank Apt.

Speyer was well-known around the world. He graduated from Carnegie Tech in 1934, and went to Europe, where he learned about the Bauhaus movement. Later, he studied with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and developed his own style.

A home Speyer went on to design outside Chicago became one of his most famous works. It’s now popularly known as the “Ferris Bueller” house, because it was featured in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in 1986, the year Speyer died.

Speyer’s modernist design is evident in the 4,160-square-foot Apt residence, which sits on 1.5 acres of wooded land. The entry is down a steeply sloped staircase made of granite, and the back of the home has large floor-to-ceiling windows.

The distinctive arched brick fireplace in the living room is echoed in the brick arches over the stalls in the three-car garage.

From the home’s listing photos, it’s apparent that it has been well-preserved.

The kitchen and bathrooms appear original and untouched. Wood-paneled walls still shine, and some of the home’s decor looks as if it has been plucked from a catalog from the early 1970s.

A new owner may want to replace the home’s carpet, but beyond that, not much more needs to be done but to sit back and enjoy the architecture.

Outside, the home is surrounded by patios and green expanses of lawn. It’s an ideal spot for entertaining guests, thanks to the flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces, a revolutionary idea at the time it was built.

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