When a household vacation to Italy in early 2020 was cancelled, Emma O’Meara, her husband Simon and their younger youngsters set their sights on getaway prospects nearer to house. 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 linked with the place, which was initially a equipment house from New Zealand constructed within the 80s, and instantly acquired 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 adjustments the household have made have breathed new life into the house, proving that you just don’t must do a whole overhaul to make a large distinction. Most properties are typically lightened and brightened when embarking on a up to date replace, however Emma determined to lean into the placement and current fashion of the house. Surrounded by the luxurious 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 plenty of earthy tones within the furnishings.
Color is celebrated within the bedrooms and loos, the place Emma has used shiny, cheerful textiles and opted for daring blue function partitions and loo tiling to convey a contemporary really feel into the beforehand dated house. No main renos obligatory!
The attractive house itself is the cherry on prime of the beautiful location within the Otways the place the ocean and the bush meet. Set on three acres, the seaside is only some 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 visitors can choose from relying on what’s in season. ‘It’s like you’re coming 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 town once more, there’s no place we’d moderately be than The Log Home!
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