Making the most of a living in a log home means making sure you enjoy the great outdoors. While many log homes maximize on this with wide porches, this upscale log home in Glenorchy, New Zealand, takes the concept of indoor/outdoor living to the next level.
Situated on New Zealand's South Island, this beautiful wooden home is close to Lake Wakatipu and Mount Aspiring National Park, with panoramic views of the Humbolt Mountains and the Southern Alps. How does the house maximize on this stunning vista? With two sets of large bi-fold doors which open up the entire ground level of the house to the outside. Interested? Let's take the tour.
We enter the house via a simple, unassuming alcove with a delightfully rustic front door.
The spacious open-concept living area is a cool blend of wood and glass. The expansive glass frontage and high ceiling create a floor plan which is filled with light and air. The minimalist design makes this large living space seem even bigger.
The entire rear section of the house can be opened to the large deck and garden area thanks to two sets of large bi-fold doors. These fold away nicely to give the entire ground floor an unbeatable indoors/outdoors flow.
This upscale log home is finished with high-end materials throughout. The cabin benefits from underfloor heating, which ensures the entire floor plan is warm and cozy.
The open floor plan encompasses a deluxe kitchen which benefits from contemporary appliances, yet includes rustic finishes such as the uneven wooden countertops. The dining area is cleverly apportioned by placing the table and chairs on a rug.
The house includes three bedrooms which are furnished with enormous king-sized beds. The master bedroom - pictured above - includes its own sitting area.
The symmetry of the master bedroom creates a pleasing aesthetic which is in-keep with the house's minimalist theme. If we look to the right of the photo, we notice the master bedroom has a bathtub.
The tub benefits from mountain views for the ultimate in relaxation.
The master bathroom is a modern, clean space which has an eye-catching rustic vanity. It also benefits from a double shower.
The second bedroom in this charming log home has ample closet space for all your personal items.
The third bedroom is equally as spacious as the others. It is a cozy place to rest your head at the end of the day.
This large log home has a generous loft space which is open to the main living area below. The owners have chosen to create a fourth bedroom, furnishing it with a king-sized bed.
The second bathroom perfectly balances the need for a modern, clean space with rustic design features. The distressed cabinetry is a nice addition, as is the simple basin sink.
With mountain views all around, does it get any better than this?
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