Massive hewn logs aren’t just for show. They’re the heavy and solid bones of this 3,648 square-foot log home just a mile from downtown Leavenworth. Click into your skinny skis for a quick aerobic trip into town, and after the snow melts ride or walk in. Live in a natural setting, but have the comforts of town life.
When there are feet of snow outside, and on the roof, the a log home feels natural in many ways. Storms and cold stay outside, while you watch them blow by from a living room that has cathedral ceilings. A stone tile floor emphasizes the feeling, and is a practical choice considering snowy or muddy boots. Leavenworth is a place to play. Carpet shouldn’t get in the way.
A bit of modernity sneaks into the kitchen. That’s not a surprise. Rustic is fine, but stainless steel conventional appliances make life much easier than trying to cook over a wood stove. See-through glass display cabinets overhead let more light through, after the storms have passed.
There are three bedrooms and four bathrooms. One of the bedrooms downstairs maximizes being surrounded by logs. Warm those walls and enjoy their residual heat long into the night. The master suite is upstairs, which benefits from hot air rising, and a longer view, too.
A proper mudroom is key in a town known for its wintery climate. Walk in from outside and there’s a stout floor, a laundry, a shower, and a sink. You can be cleaned and clothed by the time you’ve left the room, leaving all the mess behind.
This isn’t some historic building, yet. It was built in 2000 on 1.24 acres, which left room for an extra modern feature, a separate building with a conference room, including a double-length white board. So much for getting away for work; or, congratulations, you’ve found a way to live where you can play—with a concession or two. The final concession is the price: $975,000.
- 12700 Spring St, Leavenworth [Leavenworth Properties]