A homesteader's log cabin never looked this good, or massive; except, maybe in their dreams. In 1988, someone turned their dream of a log house into a large log lodge. The house is large. The logs are large. And yet, it is an expression of luxury that fits the Northwest and its heritage of massive trees.
At 3,790 square feet, there are larger homes, but few exhibit the solidity of impressively thick trunks, felled, dressed, and stacked to create a two story study in wood. Wood makes up the walls, the ceilings, and some of the floors. A forest of timbers is built to provide 3 bedrooms and 3 baths set beside and around cathedral ceilings, formal and rustic living and dining spaces, a kitchen with copper for the vent hood, and a slab of rock for an island. The price tag of $1,200,000 is not a surprise.
The larger part of the deal is the acreage, 14.89 acres, fenced, gated, and landscaped with water features, sitting areas, a cascading deck, and parking for seven vehicles both tall and small. That's a lot of land to take care of, so expect to budget for a gardening crew, or expect to spend a lot of time tending the gorgeous property. At least you won't have much to paint, though there may be enough staining and pest control to keep you busy.
· 17310 SE 338th St, Auburn [Zillow]