December 1st, 2009  |  Published in Interiors  |  10 Comments | by

airstream andreas stavroupolos octopus bed

A trip to a deserted ranch in the Salinas Valley, an exchange of cash in an old barn, and a harrowing towing adventure up Highway 101 netted Andreas Stavroupolos’s current abode‚Äîa 1959 Airstream travel trailer. The Airstream is tucked into the back garden, with chickens just over the fence.

airstream andreas stavroupolos office vertical

The materials palette that he chose is light in color with a few splashes of color. This lightness gives roomy space and contemporary feel.

airstream andreas stavroupolos kitchen

In the kitchen he was intent on keeping the original stove, incorporating it into the cabinetry. He created a back splash using inexpensive aluminum flashing that texturized with a ball-peen hammer.

airstream andreas stavroupolos portrait bed

The interior is represented with several medium sized windows and an off-the-shelf track lighting system. With the door open, diffuse light makes the space glow. The bed measures 7 feet from head to toe. Every panel hides a full extension drawer that provides unparalleled access to storage.

airstream andreas stavroupolos office

It was one the hardest but most rewarding tasks to stripping paint to reveal the beautiful aluminum. For him revealing the structure honors the original craftsmanship.

airstream andreas stavroupolos storage

The enormous slide out drawer was necessary to create a storage area for clothes.

airstream andreas stavroupolos octopus exterior

He also did restoration work on the exterior as well with polishing the aluminum skin which probably is an exercise in patience! He remake the lights, and retouched the original license plate and wanted the space to be alluring from all angles, inside and out.

airstream andreas stavroupolos lead image

Photos by: Mark Compton


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    where is the bathroom? looks great!

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    December 7th, 2011 at 7:37 am (#)

    There is no bathroom :) I think :)

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    I want the octopus pillow!!!!

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    August 16th, 2012 at 7:29 am (#)

    The rehab is awesome no bathroom kills it though. how un intimate.

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