Today’s home tour is of a modernized mobile home in California.
I’d love to live in this home. If I didn’t live in an area where there are frequent tornadoes I’d think about purchasing one.
The story of this modern mobile home began when a couple in California wanted to move from their one-bedroom apartment. Then one day after surfing they happened upon this neighborhood of mobile homes.
They decided to buy a 1970s double-wide and immediately started to gut and transform it.
Designer Frances Merrill of Reath Design helped them.
The Living Space:
They decided on an open floor plan. This design would make their two-bedroom, two-bath mobile home feel as large as possible.
Merrill designed the sectional with two cushions the size of twin mattresses. This means the couple can put fitted sheets on it to use it as a second guest room.
Fitted sheets also provides an easy way to wash sand off the sectional when they’ve been out on the beach.
Open shelves now circle the living room and continue on into the kitchen. This brought the couple much needed storage without taking up valuable floor space.
The Redesigned Fireplace:
The fireplace got a facelift as well. It separates the living and dining areas from the kitchen.
The entryway has a built-in bench where guests can kick off their shoes after walking on the beach.
The same slate from the fireplace was used on the kitchen countertops. White cabinetry was added for an open and airy feel.
Small Office Nook:
A built-in office nook adds a bit more storage to the small space.
The designer encouraged the couple to embrace the trailer park aesthetic by using quirky design elements. Such as the wood paneling in the mudroom and master bedroom.
The 1500 square foot home has the same creamy oatmeal paint color used from one area to another to make the design feel consistent. A bit of red was used as an accent.
The white bathroom looks quite modern with its reflective surfaces visually expanding the small room.
The Guest Bedroom:
The white paneling was also used in the guest bedroom. Lots of fun accents were added in this room.
Front Porch Area:
The couple considered adding a third bedroom, but decided to add a deck instead where they could entertain.
Bougainvillea was planted to climb up the deck slates. The idea is to have it eventually grow all across it so that the outdoor area feels like an enclosed room.
Enclosed Outdoor Space:
I absolutely love this outdoor area. It is already a cozy outdoor room. Decomposed granite was added under the furniture and fire pit. The fence gives them privacy.
It’s one of the couples favorite places to gather in the evening.
The Floor Plan Design:
This is the floor plan that was used in designing the modernized mobile home.