When John and Ashley Wagner pulled up to this rustic Joshua Tree cabin, they immediately fell in love. From the outside, it was the ideal desert oasis — an 800-square-foot one-bedroom, three-quarter bathroom cottage nestled in the foothills of a small mountain, surrounded by boulder formations and spindly Joshua trees. The inside, however, was far from perfect. "It had been renovated in the early 2000s and left sitting vacant for 10 years," John tells Hunker.
The previous owners had removed many of the cabin's original charming features and replaced them with stock cabinets and beige carpet. "The layout was weird, and the carpeted floors were amplifying the June heat, but it had wonderful exposed wood beams throughout and the back addition had large windows on all sides," John explains. "We could tell it was a diamond in the rough that just needed a little bit of love. We put in an offer on the spot."
After eight long months of renovating, they were able to bring back the cabin's original charm — all the while furnishing it with industrial modern furniture and celestially-inspired decor. Scroll on to see the result and take a virtual tour.