I love hearing from readers about their own houses. This updated log cabin from the 1790s in Berks County, Pennsylvania, belongs to Patrick, who bought it in 2009.
He says, “The house had a ton of charm, from the painted Pennsylvania Dutch doors to almost all of the original hardware.”
It’s on the market, so let’s take a look!
An Updated Log Cabin For Sale
The listing says, “Enjoy the serenity of nature and watch the beauty of the changing seasons from one of two covered patios. Spend summer evenings entertaining around the fire pit beside the flowing stream or quietly relax by the private pond.”
“This property is the perfect mix of timeless history and modern touches. From the exposed beam ceilings, beautifully maintained original wood floors, gorgeous architectural details in every room, to the gourmet kitchen with upgraded stainless Jenn-Air appliances and a fully restored woodburning fireplace, this home offers the finest amenities throughout, yet maintains the charming character of the past.”
The former owners had already updated most of the cabin when Patrick bought it: “They renovated the kitchen and master bath, took out the plaster ceilings, exposed the original wood floors, etc.”
“I had the original walk-in fireplace in the kitchen renovated back to wood-burning functionality (it was missing its chimney all the way up!).”
Bedrooms & Baths:
The house has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a little over 2,000 square feet.
Laundry Area with Sliding Barn Doors:
This was a parking area when Patrick bought the house, but he created a courtyard patio with a fountain:
The house sits on over 11 wooded acres with a pond:
Some personal photos Patrick shared from around his house:
His dog Grace by the fire:
A table beautifully set for a dinner party on the patio:
Little Northkill Creek, which snakes along the back of the property:
The setting is so lovely and peaceful. I could use a vacation in a place like this right now! 🙂
Thanks to Patrick for sharing his house with us!
For more information, check the listing
(photography credit: Justin Tearney).
sharon / theprincipledtype.blogspot.com says
i’ve never imagined living in a log cabin before, but my this calls my name. so rich and idk, healthy and real looking?! the wood everywhere is beautiful.
Gorgeous! The bath might be too modern-y for my tastes, but I’m surprisingly in love with the kitchen. I usually go for white kitchens or retro/vintage-y ones, but the modern wood melds beautifully into the bones of the house.
Just beautiful! Wonderful historic log cabin without the log cabin cliche interior.
It’s very rustic and authentic and looks like a peaceful retreat.
Alie B says
Beautiful home and in a dreamy setting! Love the kitchen.
love the look of the log cabin and the little sitting areas in home. but especially enamored of the little stream in back yard and sitting area there. and of course the lovely woodland setting.
Jane George says
This is so gorgeous and gives off a personal, genuine vibe. I currently live in a high-ceilinged Edwardian apt. and have become addicted to the extra mental “head space.” My apt. feels larger than it is. But this cabin is so cozy and the acreage so beautiful, if it had a horse barn I’d be there in a sec. You’re right, a vacation there would be just what the doctor ordered!
This is much nicer than I expected. A definite place to getaway and enjoy the beauty.
Born, raised and still reside in Berks County. This home is a jewel!
Katnip Kid says
Yes, Berks and Bucks counties are blessed with so many beautiful older homes!