It looks like Julia Child's quaint cottage in Provence, France, has a new owner. Makenna Johnston, a self-employed business strategist and life coach, purchased the home and has big plans for its future. Affectionately referred to as "La Pitchoune," which translates to "the little one," the four-bedroom home belonged to the iconic chef from its construction in 1963 until it was converted into the Cooking With Friends in France culinary school in 1992. Johnston intends to take the home back to its roots by transforming it into a cooking retreat with yoga excursions. While Johnston will start hosting guests as early as May, cooking sessions won't be booked until 2017 when its head chef completes her program at the International Culinary Center. While some Julia Child fans are elated by the news, others aren't so happy, and both sides are taking to social media to voice their opinions.
Whether or not you'll be booking a flight to Provence any time soon, you might want to get a last look at the famous home. After all, the cozy kitchen is still exactly as Julia left it — save for the modernized stove. Talk about a slice of culinary history!