Seattle’s frontier has a log cabin built of stout Ponderosa pine logs, surrounded by a warm cedar deck. It’s a two-story cabin—larger than you might expect, but no less rustic. Battered pots and pans hang from the walls, a claw foot tub fills up the bathroom, and a stove crackles in the living room. Everything is exposed wood: walls, floor, ceiling, beams, cabinets. It’s a log cabin, after all.
This cabin belongs to the frontier, with gorgeous views of the mountains and a fire pit in the back yard. Raw rounds cut from some massive tree circle the fire pit. I would expect to see Abraham Lincoln or Dick Proenneke stride out the front door on their way to fell a few trees for a split-rail fence.
Where is this frontier log cabin? In Beacon Hill, of course. Bizarre!
Amidst the rustic charm, you’ll find this log cabin to be a modern-day, comfortable home. It has electricity and running water, and even features like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. There’s even a 360 square-foot studio in the back with vaulted ceilings, a skylight, and gas heat. This home looks like it should belong to a time-traveling frontier king. In reality: a Beacon Hill family.