This quaint off-grid log cabin was featured in the 2018 Annual Buyer’s Guide and was voted one of the “Best Log Homes of the Year” in 2018 by Log Home Living magazine. This cabin also won the “Home of Distinction” award in the 2018 Building Systems Council Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design. View a video tour of this home here!
North Pomfret Cabin
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The North Pomfret Cabin is an award-winning, off-grid, log cabin, which is a prime example of what you can do with a small amount of space. After adding some trails to their 250-acre property in Vermont, the owners decided to add this whimsical, get-away cabin. Looking to keep maintenance minimal on this bonus building, a log home was the perfect solution.
From the outside, the residence evokes a rustic, fairytale-inspired, “cabin in the woods” ambiance. Using cedar shingles for the gables and eastern white pine logs for the walls, the exterior is quaint and unassuming. Additionally, it is finished with fir and cedar trim, along with a standing seam metal roof. While this unique look certainly makes an impression, the interior completes the whimsical motif.
It is hard to believe this cabin is under 1,400 square feet, given the majesty of the great room. The interior is designed around two key features which further illustrate the way the plan marries both the practical and the playful. A large stone hearth is the centerpiece of the main floor and great room. It is a wonderful conversation piece and the primary source of heat for the cabin. The living space features 11-inch-high logs and peaks at 21 feet. When combined with the fireplace, it creates a surprisingly magnificent ambiance.
Meanwhile, the stairs to the loft area are adorned with wrought iron railings that depict scenes from Narnia, Middle Earth, Shakespeare, and more. Not only is this a fun feature, but it adds an elegant element that contrasts nicely with the log in-terior. The main floor contains three small bedrooms and a storage room. A quaint kitchenette features Vermont soapstone counters and custom fir cabinets. There are two other communal spaces, with a screened porch off the main floor and an open loft area that looks down onto the great room.
The North Pomfret was featured in the 2018 Annual Buyer’s Guide and was voted one of the “Best Log Homes of the Year” in 2018 by Log Home Living Maga-zine. This cabin also won “Home of Distinction” in the 2018 Building Systems Council Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design.