A Woodsy Friendswood Retreat

With a tricked-out log cabin like this, Abe Lincoln might have overshot the presidency. Far from rustic, the country home in Friendswood sits on 10 ATV-friendly ag-exempt acres. A deep porch surrounds the 1-story home, which was built in 1994.


Listed at $849,000, the property has 3,338 sq.ft. of living space finished in wood, stone, brick and tile. In the living room, a stone fireplace and cathedral-pitched ceiling dominate the open floor plan. A laundry room lies off the modern kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms (one currently used as a craft room), and 2 1/2 baths. An oversized 3-car garage also has a workshop. Four landowners maintain the private road, and the longhorn cattle in the pasture like carrots, declares the listing.

4 Comment

  • This place is both awesome and awful. Like, I can’t breathe.
    I love the acreage. The log construction is very welcoming, too. But: There’s too much freaking wood! This is the problem with contracting with a log home builder. Bad feng shui.
    The kitchen and bath cabinets need to go. I’d do stainless steel and glass. Or something else that’s DIFFERENT.
    The polyurethaned pine bathroom ceilings and the wood floors can stay, as long as the furnishings are bold and simple.
    Too much brown/tan also. Get rid of the 16” tan ceramic tile – chip it off and seal the concrete underneath – stain it dark.
    This must be a divorce: there’s 2 different tendencies here.
    Hello. This isn’t the “Critique-a-House” blog?

  • Is that a loom in the picture with the 1940s radio on the floor and the floating orb lamp?

  • Gotta agree with movocelot. I’m having flashbacks of Twin Peaks and the Great Northern Hotel.

  • @Lurker – that’s what I thought it was, as well. And, if you notice, there is a small woven piece hanging on the wall behind the loom, making me think I’d confirmed my initial assumption.

    And, yes: too much wood! Does a lumberjack come with the property?