When you first arrive at a log home, immediately you can begin to feel the calming effect of the natural surroundings: The simple lifestyle which promotes conversation among friends and family. It is the back-to-basics kind of living these rustic retreats offer which keep us coming back to them time and time again.
Today we will take a tour through Innermost House in the coastal mountains of northern California. This home was designed and built by lifestyle experts, Diana Lorence and Michael Anthony Lorence, to create a simple space for reflection and conversation. Let’s take a look inside to explore this tiny floor plan which covers approximately 144 square feet (13.4 square meters).
Immediately you will notice the gorgeous woodland setting of Innermost House. The location is perfect, with aged trees all around and gorgeous rolling hills to the rear. The views encompass an entire panorama, which really places you in the heart of nature. The attractive exterior is finished with rough-sawn redwood boards, which perfectly blend with the environment.
No log home would be complete without a place to sit and contemplate the awesome natural surroundings. Innermost House has a wide porch which faces south; ensuring plenty of light as the sun slowly passes between the trees in front.
Inside Innermost House, we find the main living space: An elegant and simple living room which measures approximately 77 square feet (7.2 square meters). The tastefully furnished sitting room is design to celebrate the art of conversation, with two comfortable chairs placed perfectly to engage with one another.
The walls within Innermost House are finished with plain white lime plaster, applied by hand. The non-linear wall finishes add a sense of timelessness to the home, giving it a classic feel throughout. The house is a stick construction of post and beam, with the frame of the home being a feature in all the rooms.
As the light shifts from day to night, this cozy and peaceful space is perfect for quiet, reflective conversation, far from the noise and pace of the city.