Step Inside A Maine Log Cabin That Looks Like A Midcentury Ski Resort

If the idea of a cozy retreat in the woods sounds like an absolute dream to you, you'll definitely want to tour a quaint Maine log cabin that was recently listed, as per Realtor. The Realtor listing notes that the property is currently off the market, but the Coldwell Banker listing is active and notes that there is a sale pending.

Unlike some sprawling chalets, this quaint property has a compact 729 square feet of interior space, with just one bedroom and one bathroom. However, it sits on a 8,712-square-foot lot, giving the owner plenty of room to enjoy the nature out in the Maine woods.

Currently, the home manages to blend plenty of classic log cabin features with several nods to mid-century modern style, primarily in the choice of furnishings and accessories. Together, it gives the property an unusual ambience, making it seem as though it's a ski resort that has been transported from a different time. The home was built in 1920, and whether you're interested in keeping the mid-century modern feel or prefer to revamp it to your own taste, there's plenty to love about the cozy spot. Read on to learn more about this cabin in Maine.

A rustic cabin in the woods

As the Realtor listing photos demonstrate, the Maine property looks exactly as you might expect a log cabin to look like. The main façade features dark brown logs stretched horizontally in a traditional style, with plenty of wood accents throughout, such as wooden doors and wood frames along the windows. There are even a few wooden ledges along the front that provide a spot for planters to perch.

The residence is surrounded by mature trees that offer the property some privacy from the other homes nearby. The grounds have been kept very natural and don't appear to have been extensively landscaped, allowing you to enjoy the true beauty of nature. Two stone steps flanked by some stone accents take you to a narrow path that leads towards the front door, which also has the same shallow stone steps and accents, adding a degree of cohesiveness to the entry. While the yard isn't completely fenced in, there is a wood fence that stretches beside the front door, blocking off a portion of the yard from the front.

One of the most eye-catching details of the exterior, however, is a massive stone fireplace that breaks up the wood tones while still maintaining a rustic feel. To complete the cottage ambience, the homeowner has created a few different garden areas near the front door encircled by rocks, perfect for adding some flowers to brighten up the log cabin's façade.

Cozy up by the fireplace

While there are some spaces that maintain a rustic façade and receive a total revamp on the inside, this Maine cabin isn't one of them — the interior has the same cozy cabin feel as the exterior hints at, creating a unique ambience, as the Realtor listing photos demonstrate. The same horizontal logs visible on the façade stretch along the interior walls, and there are wood planks on the sloped ceiling as well — in the living room, a bit of visual interest is added courtesy of the alternation of lighter planks and darker chestnut brown logs. Windows dotted throughout the space bring in some natural light, and worn hardwood floors add to the ambience. The focal point of the living room, however, is the massive stone fireplace that seems like the perfect spot to curl up in front of on a frosty winter day in Maine.

Through an open doorway you walk into a dining area, which likewise has a unique combination of white wood planks and rustic circular wood beams stretching across the ceiling. There are a few vintage touches, such as a small built-in bookshelf nestled in one corner of the room.

The kitchen in particular is a must-see for vintage lovers, with cherry red cabinets and retro accessories that will have you feeling as though you've been transported back in time. It's an ideal spot to bust out your favorite vintage cookbooks and whip up a few classics from decades past.

A calm bedroom for relaxation

While the rest of the home has darker wood along the walls, the bedroom offers a change of pace, with wooden planks that have been painted a crisp white lining the walls, as per the Realtor listing photos (although chestnut-hued wood beams still stretch across the ceiling). The different color palette makes the room feel a bit more bright and airy. A few windows look out onto the grounds the home is on, providing gorgeous views of nature, and a radiator nestled under one window will help keep the bathroom feeling toasty warm even on cold days.

The bedroom has been decked out with mid-century modern furniture such as a credenza with matching nightstands, a mirror with an unusual, slightly geometric shape, and a retro lamp, all of which work together to create a unique mid-century ski chalet feel. However, you could obviously switch up the furnishings to fit your aesthetic if mid-century modern isn't your particular cup of tea.

And, while the home only lists one bedroom, a flight of stairs leads to a lofted attic area that could likely be revamped into a second bedroom, transformed into a slightly more private master bedroom apart from the rest of the living areas, or even a little office in the woods — whatever would best suit your needs in your cabin retreat.