When a household vacation to Italy in early 2020 was cancelled, Emma O’Meara, her husband Simon and their younger children set their sights on getaway potentialities nearer to dwelling.
With the additional money saved up for his or her ill-fated worldwide journey, they shortly discovered a house to purchase in Johanna, Victoria, as a short-term lodging and household retreat. ‘I Googled “log cabins on the market” and that was it!’ says Emma. The household immediately related with the place, which was initially a equipment dwelling from New Zealand constructed within the 80s, and instantly obtained began on some renos to revitalise the common-or-garden log cabin.
Whereas they didn’t have a lot of a price range for updates, the modifications the household have made have breathed new life into the area, proving that you just don’t must do a whole overhaul to make a large distinction. Most houses are usually lightened and brightened when embarking on a recent replace, however Emma determined to lean into the placement and current type of the house. Surrounded by the plush greenery of the Otways, she embraced a moody, cosy really feel for the interiors. The colors of the forest are mirrored within the kitchen and residing areas with mossy inexperienced cabinetry, darkish partitions and many earthy tones within the furnishings.
Color is celebrated within the bedrooms and loos, the place Emma has used vivid, cheerful textiles and opted for daring blue characteristic partitions and loo tiling to convey a contemporary really feel into the beforehand dated dwelling. No main renos essential!
The gorgeous dwelling itself is the cherry on high of the beautiful location within the Otways the place the ocean and the bush meet. Set on three acres, the seashore is just a few minutes drive away. There’s a candy little fern gully behind the cabin that’s a part of the property, and a mini orchard that company can decide from relying on what’s in season. ‘It’s like you might be getting into this lovely magical fern tree backyard the place nobody else can go or discover you’, remarks Emma of the peace and sense of seclusion.
Once we can escape the town once more, there’s no place we’d somewhat be than The Log Home!
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