Imagine having your very own cottage in the woods like this adorable cottage by Lower Flat Creek in North Carolina. Take in the views of the surrounding forest and river from the cute front porch or enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the log cabin inside. The log cabin is also close to Weaverville where there are shopping and dining, the River Arts District is also nearby and so is the French Broad River. You can experience life in the country while still remaining close to all necessities. This charming cottage has been a rental property for years and now could be your own private cabin. Or you could buy it and make an income from renting it out yourself. It’s in amazing condition on the exterior and the interior considering it was built in 1930. It’s been able to stay in shape with all of the maintenance taken care of from year to year. All of the logs that make up the home are square logs manufactured to fit perfectly together to maintain a tight shell for the home. The square logs emulate the look of a traditional rustic cabin with a modern appeal that really suits the surroundings it’s built in. Buying a log cabin that’s already been built is a great opportunity to own property without having to build a new structure on it. It’s also a great way to get a mortgage and reduce the downpayment you have to give initially.
The home has a compact design that uses the 1,080 square feet of space efficiently. The smaller size of this home will result in lower electricity bills and a lower carbon footprint which is something that many people are becoming more conscious of. They have taken advantage of open concept design to create flow in the space, keeping it open and airy. There’s lots of space in the loft which could be used for an extra bedroom space or an office area. Kids would especially love it up there; it would be their own little hideaway from the rest of the house. The master bedroom is on the main floor and the second bedroom is upstairs and separate from the loft. The great room also features vaulted ceilings with a stone fireplace to anchor the room and to provide heat and ambiance for those chilly nights. The large and luxurious shower is tiled with stunning natural river stones with brick walls and a spa shower system with a telephone showerhead as well as a rain showerhead over top. Look out into the forest as you take your shower and then step outside onto the patio to sit in the warm sun through the door in the bathroom right next to the shower.
The built-in wooden cabinets in the bathroom provide plenty of storage for linens and towels as well as other bathroom items. The sink in the bathroom is made out of copper adding some nice metallics to the decor. The furniture throughout the log home is a mixture of antique furniture mixed with wood and log furniture with some modern pieces worked in. This creates a symbiosis between the old and new bringing a nostalgic feel into the space. The home also features a detached shed that could be used for storage, but it could also be made into a tiny guest house with a bed or a studio space. It’s also on an acre of land so it could be developed a bit more depending on the buyer’s plans. The property seems to have sold for $289,900, but it’s an inspiration to show other buyers what’s out there.