For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Hand-Carved Log Cabin in Vermont

Gotta get out of the city? This rural residence has 50+ acres, tended trails, and its own zip line.


Photo by David Barnum

1059 Straight Road, Mount Holly, Vermont
Price: $639,000
Size: 4,288 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4

If you’ve ever grown annoyed at the tediousness of peeling potatoes, then imagine hand-peeling enough logs to build an entire house. The locally-harvested pine trunks that make up this extraordinary Scandinavian Scribed cabin—a style that means each log was carefully carved to fit perfectly together—fit in flawlessly with the Arcadian surroundings.

Trees are all around: Breathe in the fresh oxygen of the adjacent 400,000-acre Green Mountain Forest, or wander around the home’s own 50-acre property, which is made up of a lawn and trails. To glimpse the natural landscape from a new perspective, use the installed zip line and watch as the woods whiz by. There’s even a camping site, fire pit, and a waterfall that trickles down a rocky path to fill a tiny pond, recycling the water as it goes.

For the nights when you decide not to camp out in the yard, head past the front porch swings, and into the cozy cabin. Hand-hewn arched doorways, hanging lanterns, and birch bark accents add to the rustic charm. Upstairs, though the log beams and mountain views keep up the nature-forward design, the rooms are slightly more refined. One hallway is faux painted to look like a stucco corridor, the bedrooms are big, and the bathrooms contain a jacuzzi tub and a clawfoot tub.

Ready to get out of the city? This homemade home is asking $150 per square foot, and that includes most of the furnishings. Compare that with Boston real estate, where this South End duplex recently went on the market for $1,266 per square foot. And for those wanting to Thoreau their lives without leaving the state, this grown-up treehouse is still for sale in Western Mass.

For information, contact Gail Beardmore, Engel & Volkers Okemo-Woodstock, gailbeardmore.evrealestate.com

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

Photo by David Barnum

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