Queensland couple John and Karen David transform Tamaree’s barn into a bohemian bungalow

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Creative house fins have transformed a ‘glorified shed’ into a dreamy bohemian bungalow that has earned a loyal following on social media.

John and Karen David bought the cabin in Tamaree near Gympie, 178 km north of Brisbane, for $ 170,000 in October 2020 and gave it a very ‘Instagram-worthy’ makeover through their construction company, Hampton Home Builders.

After six months of renovations, the property’s value has nearly tripled, as has the title of Queensland’s second-most-clicked home and third-most-popular home in Australia for the last week of April.

Interior designer Karen told Daily Mail Australia they intended to give the bungalow little more than a ‘splash of paint’, but fell in love with it after discovering ‘hidden treasures’ hidden within.

Creative house flippers have transformed this ‘glorified shed’ into a dreamy bohemian bungalow that has earned a loyal following on social media

John and Karen David bought the cabin in Tamaree near Gympie, 178 kilometers north of Brisbane, for $ 170,000 in October 2020 and gave it a very 'Instagram-worthy' makeover (pictured)

John and Karen David bought the cabin in Tamaree near Gympie, 178 kilometers north of Brisbane, for $ 170,000 in October 2020 and gave it a very ‘Instagram-worthy’ makeover (pictured)

“It’s one of those projects where, once you start, you keep finding things you want to change,” she said.

The renovations cost ‘about double’ what the Davids paid for the property, Karen revealed, but the end result has a serious wow factor.

Decorated in a luxurious coastal theme, the bungalow has a spacious open-plan living area, three bedrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, and a designer kitchen with stone worktops and a butler’s pantry.

The decor is inspired by the Hamptons, an upscale Long Island community that serves as a summer playground for New York’s elite.

Interior designer Karen told Daily Mail Australia they intended to give the bungalow little more than a 'splash of paint', but fell in love with it after discovering 'hidden treasures' hidden within.

Interior designer Karen told Daily Mail Australia they intended to give the bungalow little more than a ‘splash of paint’, but fell in love with it after discovering ‘hidden treasures’ hidden within.

The renovations cost 'about double' what the Davids paid for the property, Karen revealed, but the end result has a serious wow factor

The renovations cost ‘about double’ what the Davids paid for the property, Karen revealed, but the end result has a serious wow factor

The style is inspired by the Hamptons, an upscale Long Island community that serves as a summer playground for New York's elite

The style is inspired by the Hamptons, an upscale Long Island community that serves as a summer playground for New York’s elite

The area is known for its iconic architecture, which is characterized by stately columns and exterior walls clad in white weatherboards with lavish finishes such as Italian stone and marble behind the front door.

That style is best reflected in the Tamaree cabin in the raised whitewashed porch that runs to the back.

Outside 1.5 acres of flat land is dotted with fruit trees, a barn style car garage and a carport.

The kitchen has a butler pantry finished with stone worktops

The kitchen has a butler pantry finished with stone worktops

There are three spacious bedrooms, including a master with walk-in closet

There are three spacious bedrooms, including a master with walk-in closet

Living in the bungalow was never an option for the Davids and their four young children, but Karen is sure it will be an idyllic home for a couple or a smaller family.

“Everyone who goes there says they would like to have this,” she said.

‘The environment is so quiet. There are kangaroos hopping in the yard and little butchers coming down and wanting to be fed. It’s just beautiful. ‘

Living in the bungalow was never an option for the Davids and their four young children, but Karen is sure it will be an idyllic home for a couple or a smaller family.

Living in the bungalow was never an option for the Davids and their four young children, but Karen is sure it will be an idyllic home for a couple or a smaller family.

Fans who followed the renovation on Davids's Instagram account grumbled about how brilliantly they salvaged the dilapidated old property

Fans who followed the renovation on Davids’s Instagram account grumbled about how brilliantly they salvaged the dilapidated old property

Fans who followed the renovation on Davids’s Instagram account spoke of how brilliantly they salvaged the dilapidated old property.

‘Wow, it looks absolutely gorgeous, all set. Well done, ”one woman wrote.

The bungalow is currently on the market for listings in excess of $ 499,000.

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