This Lincoln-Style Log Cabin Was Hand Hewn and Shipped From VA to MA

by Jamey MortonJuly 5, 2018

It’s Big! It’s Heavy! It’s Wood!

Do you happen to own a blue ox? Has your flannel shirt collection reached the point where your closet is bursting at the seams from all the rustic plaid? Do you wear work boots to work even though you spend all day on a laptop? Do you have a handlebar mustache? Do you use beard oil?

If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then we just might have the home in the Berkshires that you’ve been dreaming of. Even if you’re not an urban logger, or you never once played with Lincoln Logs in your childhood, it’s still easy to sense the inspiration behind this home’s design. Ready to give this property’s rustic look and modern touches a chance? This log-built home could be your dream property – let’s take a tour of the grounds!

lincoln log cabin

Built in Virginia and Delivered to Western Massachusetts

This lovely, simply extraordinary notched-log home was built by the Highlands Log Structures company of Abingdon, Virginia from massive, locally cut, hand-hewn logs. The logs were then transported by truck to the Berkshires, and assembled into this beautiful, contemporary, 3,600 square foot structure.

The home has terrific distant views and sits in a sublime, park-like location on nearly two acres of Berkshires real estate. The property features three levels of living space and a three-gabled roof on both the front and back sides of the massive, chalet-style log structure.

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About the Log Cabin-Inspired Home

The three levels of living space include a main level with an open-plan great room, a beautifully tiled kitchen, a half bath, and the home’s master suite, complete with a dual-sink bathroom and a jetted tub.

The home’s upper floor has four bedrooms, each of which comes with its own private bath. There are also loft areas that look out over the great room from the upper level. The lower level contains an additional en-suite bedroom, as well as a cozy and well-appointed family room.

lincoln log cabin

About the Berkshires

The log home’s current owners run a successful local bed and breakfast. Guests come from all over the world to stay at their bed and breakfast and enjoy the fall color and other wondrous attractions of the Western Massachusetts Berkshires. Williams College is nearby, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival is also a big draw – as is Mass MoCA, Clark Art, nearby Jiminy Peak, and many other local attractions.

Named one of the 200 Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy, the Berkshires comprise a portion of the Vermont Green Mountains that stretch into Western Massachusetts. Clad in native hardwood deciduous trees, the Berkshires are known as one of the most vibrant places to see the leaves turn color each fall.

lincoln log cabin

A Log Home Fit for a King, or a President, or a Lincoln Log Fanatic

Massive, rough, hand-hewn logs create a monumental architectural statement in this home. The home’s designer and builder, Highlands Log Structures, has built, shipped, and installed custom log homes for many satisfied and happy homeowners throughout the country.

Log cabin living may seem like a figment of the past (it was even considered quaint in Abraham Lincoln’s day), but modern log homes and structures are typically fully weatherized and well appointed, offering much contemporary comfort to the owner. Ready to go rustic in this log-cabin?

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About The Author
Jamey Morton
Jamey has been a writer since he discovered science fiction and fantasy in the fourth grade. His early love for all things strange and mysterious has translated into a passion for writing about haunted mansions and other intriguing topics related to real estate and homeownership. Jamey loves nothing more than finding a medieval castle in the middle of New Jersey or a chalet on the coast of Florida. When not researching otherworldly real estate, Jamey can be found writing his series of outer space horror novels in his home in Seattle.