A classic country cabin in every way
Having created the perfect exterior look, Carol next took great joy in styling the inside. “I’m a home decorator, so I loved the aspect of picking out our tiles, our tapware… painting the inside to the colours that we wanted,” she tells us.
And what a job she did of that!
The interior decor reflects the classic country cabin style. The 3m high walls and cathedral ceiling feature cosy wood panelling, and are separated by a timber picture rail which further accentuates the loftiness of the space. Touches of timber flooring and a country kitchen add warmth alongside the colour palette of soft greens and off-whites.
The thoughtful layout creates open-plan but clearly defined living, dining and kitchen areas – the cosy heart of the home. This light and airy space opens onto generous front and back verandahs, completing it as a quintessential country cabin.
A spacious bedroom and separate modern bathroom provide the remaining essential home comforts. And, sitting above it all, a loft offers further flexible space for storage.
A gift of independence
With the little cottage completed, it was time for Tim to move in. And that was when Carol and Ian reaped the true reward of their gift.
Witnessing their son living independently and transforming into a proud homeowner was a real highlight for Carol. “When Tim was a young man at home, he was a little grub, but he took pride in this little home,” Carol beams, “It was his little domain”.
Ten years later, the family and their small country cabin parted ways but, for Carol, it was a thoroughly rewarding experience that she wouldn’t hesitate to repeat. “To think we were providing a home for our son, we got a lot of satisfaction out of that,” she reflects. “If we had the opportunity to do it again, we would. In a heartbeat”
And maybe they will?
Watch this space!
Tim’s small country cabin is a Cedarspan Loft 30CHL50 measuring 5.6m x 9m, with a 5.4m x 3.6m loft and verandahs front and rear.
It features cedar cladding, aluminium windows in “Brown” and Colorbond® roofing in “Cottage Green”.
All measurements are approximate.