Cabin Revival: A 200 year old Virginia Retreat is Updated & On the Market

Cabin Revival: A 200 year old Virginia Retreat is Updated & On the Market

Leah Moss
Mar 11, 2009

If you're like us, and have been dreaming about how to score your own rustic getaway after discovering Hopkins & Porter's Modern Cabin Renovation, now's your chance to make it a reality. Becky from Design Public pointed us toward another awesome log cabin redo in Virginia, and it's for sale!


1 Built in 1783, this house was definitely showing it's age before architect, Dan Zimmerman, came to the rescue.

2 This photograph was taken for Cottage Living. We love the addition of the skylights which flood the cozy lofted bedroom with light and accentuate the dreamy exposed beams.

3 The ceiling beams and exposed logs in the walls are original to the cabin.

4 One of the coolest updates is the 8' x 5' glass floor inlay which allows light to filter from the sunny upper level down into the dining room below.

5 The upstairs bathroom, a modern industrial take on the traditional outhouse, is another incredible addition.


6 The kitchen is updated simply with basic modern conveniences.

7 The new modern exterior is a far cry from its dilapidated former self, but it still fits the serene rustic setting. We love the unexpected burst of color that the new yellow front door offers.

8 The property also offers a 200 ft square foot shed built with salvaged siding from the original cabin. It would make a great studio in addition to providing extra storage.

9 The house sits on 3.3 acres of unadulterated Winchester, Virginia wilderness complete with a stream and tree-lined gravel road.

10 The colorful bathroom. Personally, this is my least favorite part of the house. It's a little jarring compared to the more restrained use of color throughout the rest of the house. But maybe that's a good thing? What's your take?

The main level floor plan:

The upper level floor plan:

Any takers?

For more information on the property or to schedule a tour, visit the home's real estate website.

Thanks for the tip Becky!

(Images: 1:Erik Johnson via Design Public, 2-12: 1608 Laurel Grove Road)

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