I’ve been casually house hunting for the past few months, perusing houses that are listed for sale in our ideal neighborhoods. We love our current home, but Eric and I agree that we will one day grow out of it, and that day may come sooner that we expect. This house has been a wonderful place to get started, but as the boys grow older we will need more space and even more bathrooms! I’d love to have a home that butts up to the woods, and we want to live nearer to our church and the families that our boys will grow up spending the most time with.
A few weeks ago, I found a log cabin home that we were both were enamored with. Neither one of us feels like this is the right time to make a huge switch and we really want to wait until after the holidays have passed to even begin preparing our house for the market, but we seriously discussed taking a tour of this house because it seemed so great. Unfortunately, after a few days that house was taken off the market and is no longer for sale. Still, it gave us something to talk about and convinced Eric (since he was more unconvinced than I have been!) that it may be time to prepare for this change.
I was talking to a couple of my friends about the log cabin the other day, and lamenting that the owners had removed it from the market so soon. My darling, upbeat and encouraging friend Susan was quick to say, “Yes, but now you have a more clear vision of what you are looking for!” That is so true, and I’m glad for friends that desire to point my heart in the right direction. Here are some log cabin inspirations that caught my attention while I was perusing Pinterest this morning:
Eric and I agreed pretty readily that we want a house that is in some way unique: not just a regular house. The log cabin captured our attention, so even if the house we eventually choose is not just like it, I’m sure I’ll want to include some “cabinesque” details in the interior design. One thing we are not agreed about yet is whether the wooden wall planks should be whitewashed or have a natural finish, but either way I’m pretty excited about the concept!