"You kids better not scuff the walls!" That's something you won't have to say as much when you live in a log home. Relax. Who could tell if there's another knick? No need for spackle. Timber that never turned into lumber became a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,815 square foot classic log cabin in Stanwood. It has both the rustic feel of hewn logs, wood stove heat, and a claw foot tub; and it has modern appliances, conventional forced-air heat, and things like running water and electricity. It also has the capability to go off-the-grid; and because you get five acres to work with, there's plenty of firewood, and room for horses and chickens. They're asking $400,000 for a house that didn't try to go too far back, or disconnect from practicality. Even outdoors there's the balance of a wide covered porch, set for fiddling; while around back is a hot tub, set for soaking and indulging. A tricky balancing act within the idea of a log cabin. Ask the inspector if they check for splinters.
· 4630 332nd St NW, Stanwood [Estately]
· All Cabin Fever coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath