A Spectacular Barn In Victoria’s Excessive Nation Named Airbnb’s Greatest Designed Keep

Regardless that Coombs Hill Barn has solely been open for bookings on Airbnb since 2021, the story behind the award-winning lodging goes approach again.

Superhost Katherine Harris says the transformed barn stands on 100 acres of farming land, which has been in her husband Wade’s household for 15 years. In 2017 Wade’s father, impressed by his travels to America, bought and imported an genuine barn all the way in which from Indiana, USA!

‘He wished to recycle the construction that was going to be pulled down, and switch it into a novel residence,’ Katherine says. ‘It was vital to us to offer this barn a brand new life to be loved by many for an additional 160 years.’

‘The method took over three years, from dismantling the barn in America and delivery it over to Australia, to the rebuild on our household property in Victoria’s Excessive Nation. As soon as Terry had accomplished the construct, he handed the reigns over to Wade and myself to furnish and elegance the property.’

With Katherine’s data from her profession within the resort and accomodation industries, and Wade’s expertise as a builder, the duo enhanced the five-bedroom property’s rustic magnificence with out the assistance of an inside designer. They created an inside palette that mirrored the barn’s uncooked timber beams, blended with the pure colors of the encircling panorama.

Though the property was initially constructed to be a personal vacation residence for his or her household, Katherine says dwelling in Melbourne meant they couldn’t get to it as usually as they preferred – prompting them to listing the house on Airbnb.

‘We felt just like the property sitting empty was such a disgrace and we wished different households to have the ability to go to, benefit from the house and create their very own recollections,’ she provides. And it didn’t take lengthy for them to begin getting ‘unbelievable suggestions’.

‘They adore the views from each room and virtually all friends wish to know concerning the historical past of the property, and the way it was dismantled and shipped the world over to be given a brand new life in Australia.’

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