When you think of log cabins, you initially might think of more pastoral settings than Philadelphia and its suburbs. Yet there are at least three on the market in the region right now, ranging from the fairly affordable to the luxe. They're guaranteed to help you convince yourself that you're farther away from the rat race than you actually are.
20 Chimienti Drive, West Grove
Monthly taxes: $763
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom log cabin is situated on 15 acres and includes an eight-stall barn with riding ring and fenced paddocks. The interior is as cozy as you'd expect from a rustic cabin (read: wood-burning stove). It also includes huge mullioned windows to let in lots of light and a modern kitchen.
783 Hill Ave., Aston
Monthly taxes: $454
Tell me all about it: This property features a pond and waterfall nearby for maximum rustic (to the extent that is possible in the suburbs). Inside, an open floor plan makes the 1,754-square-foot home feel bigger than it is. We love the stone hearth in the living room and the wide porch out front.
872-878 N. Lawrence St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $122
Tell me all about it: This one-bedroom is one of the only known log cabins in the city. The listing notes that it's being sold in "as-is" condition but features no interior photos. The property was built in 1986 and includes 1,152 square feet of living space.