As we all know, the variety of homes built today is limited only by the zeros on your check. But one style of home has been around for thousands of years: the log home. Originally built as cabins, log homes are particularly popular in Scandinavia and Russia because of the local availability of straight and tall growing conifers.
In the U.S., log cabins are historically linked to humble beginnings. Seven American presidents were born in log cabins including (I'm sure you knew this) Abraham Lincoln. Over the last 200 years, American politicians have infused campaign messages with references to the symbolic log cabin as a heroic and humble jumping off point for many successful Americans who have gone on to do great things.
Because of the natural materials employed for construction, modern log homes are often found in naturalized rural settings because they complement these settings so beautifully. Often buyers of this style of home desire a greater connection with nature and a simpler lifestyle with natural elements playing prominently. Yards may celebrate spring fed ponds, brooks, outbuildings, porches, and a less fussy approach to landscaping. Log homes are known for their superior insulating properties and noise damping.
Tucked away on 2 private acres in East Haddam is a wonderful log home built in 1978, offered for $265,000. With just over 8000 inhabitants, East Haddam is one of Connecticut's great small towns and was recognized in Connecticut Magazine's 2012 list of the best small towns. Home to Goodspeed Opera House, Gillette Castle and Devil's Hopyard State Park, East Haddam's intrinsic connection to the Connecticut River imparts charm to the quaint downtown area.
Get ready to roam, ramble & relax in and around this very comfortable log home with gambrel roof, wood floors and pine ceilings and beams. Inviting and unpretentious, this home offers more than 2000 square feet with an open floor plan and easy living spaces including the large living room with brick fireplace, dining room and family room (or use as an office or den). Not sure if you want to be inside or out, head to the breezy screened porch with your favorite page-turner.
The kitchen is spacious and bright with lots wonderful cabinets for storage and long runs of counter space. Three bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 full) will provide the respite you need to recharge, as will the relaxing front porch - just pull up a rocking chair. More to love: New roof and furnace, 2 car garage, and a full basement. Check out the photos of the lovely grounds. Beyond your own beautiful property, you will love your new town. East Haddam proper will charm your socks off with riverside delights and sights. Get ready to do great things from your perfect log home!