This North Carolina Cabin With 200 Years' Worth of Charm Is On the Market—And It’s Even Cozier Than It Sounds
For all of you shiplap lovers, farmhouse aficionados, and historic home buffs, your dream home is officially on the market. Located in the small mountain town of Otto, North Carolina, and perched among the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find a secluded listing that strikes the perfect balance between historic log cabin and modern farmhouse. When a 200-year-old cabin was found still standing in a small Georgia town, it was delivered piece-by-piece about three hours northeast to another little town—this time in North Carolina, just over the Georgia-North Carolina line—to create something that’s both old and new, steeped in rustic charm and modern flair. And now, it’s for sale in all of its bucolic glory. (This place slathered on the shiplap way before Fixer Upper did.) The cozy cabin sits on seven quiet acres that border the Nantahala National Forest, meaning that rest and relaxation is always on the schedule. Check out what makes this charming cabin-meets-farmhouse a total knockout—and if you’re interested, find the listing here.
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Rustic meets modern—oh, and with plenty of shiplap!
Even at first glance, this home shows that it’s the perfect blend of historic log cabin and modern farmhouse style with the exterior mix of wood siding and log. The low metal roof is just asking for rainy afternoons on the deck, listening to the raindrops pitter and patter.
Rustic ceiling beams and shiplap walls add a cozy charm to the living space, while a custom painting by Atlanta-based artist, Helen Durant, adds a pop of color and bucolic flair.
A hand-built wood-burning fireplace sets the mood in the living room as the rustic centerpiece and spot for winter hangouts with the family. The stones used to build the fireplace were gathered from the property as it was built, giving a little extra character to the space.
The farmhouse features one-of-a-kind accent pieces throughout to play up the country charm, such as this antique Swiss grain bin that acts as a console table in the entryway.
The farmhouse vibe starts to take over as you head into the kitchen and dining area, with bright white shiplap and custom floors made from old beams taken from a factory.
The color scheme keeps the kitchen simple and breezy, melding the log features of the living space with modern farmhouse style. A re-glazed antique double sink and updated appliances make sure you have everything you need to make home-cooked meals.
At the bottom of the stairwell, you’ll find an authentic salvage from the original 200-year-old cabin: the wooden door. The accent piece serves as a functional part of the renovated home.
A cozy day bed with built-in storage—and a fun pop of color!—makes the most of the upper landing of the stairwell. It gives an inviting divergence from the neutral tones as guests make their way up to the second floor.
A vaulted white shiplap ceiling makes the master suite feel bright and airy, while a statement shiplap wall gives a perfect nook to place the four-poster bed. Keeping with the minimalist bucolic style, the bedroom doesn’t over-design with furniture or patterns.
The master bath marries function and style with its modern light fixtures, eclectic artwork, and vessel sinks in a bright blue. Traditional mirrors were traded in for the beautiful views of the North Carolina forest.
The guest bedroom leaves the farmhouse feel in the master suite and captures the cozy rustic design of an authentic log cabin with raw shiplap walls and vaulted ceiling. Simple touches give the bedroom a subtle nod of modernity, such as the white desk table and statement artwork over the bed.
Modern and rustic continue to blend in the sitting area of the guest suite, including a colorful geometric rug and slip-covered sofa. (But that authentic rocking chair is still calling our name!)
Screened Great Room
This room is the real kicker. The outdoor, screened-in great room functions as a sitting porch and additional dining space, complete with a huge stone fireplace to gather around during cooler months. A red modern sofa adds a pop of personality that works seamlessly with the rustic antiques.
Screened Great Room
A large dining table will seat your whole crew year-round. In the summer months, the forest canopy will keep things cool and breezy. You can’t beat a mountain dinner that sits among the sounds of nature.
This covered deck makes for a stunning sight at sunset—the view faces westward. We could sink into these rocking chairs, enjoy the quiet solitude, and stay for a while!
Since the cabin backs up to unobstructed forest and mountain range, you won’t have to worry about catching any sight or sound of neighbors and city life. This deck wraps around the home and can be accessed from the screened great room.