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Renovation turns ’60s Airstream into dreamy modern office

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Complete with Wi-Fi

airstream at dusk Photo: Joe Fletcher/Edmonds + Lee Architects

This renovated Bambi II Airstream is a modern California dream. Designed for a tech entrepreneur who wanted to balance screen time with outdoor time, the trailer is now a slick mobile office that is extremely Silicon Valley.

Edmonds + Lee Architects renovated the 1960s trailer, giving it shiny white-painted aluminum walls that bounce the California sunlight throughout the interior. The small space is outfitted with pale wood cabinets and lots of counter space.

On one end is cushioned banquet seating that hugs a Eero Saarinen Tulip table. On the other end, naturally, there’s an adjustable desk that doubles as a standing desk and a platform for an air mattress.

The trailer is powered by solar, propane, gas, and AGM batteries. It has Wi-Fi and a cellular network booster, so its owner can log on even when he’s out of range. This is an office, after all.

Interior of modern Airstream Photo: Joe Fletcher/Edmonds + Lee Architects
Bed on platform Photo: Joe Fletcher/Edmonds + Lee Architects
Gray cushion seats around Tulip table Photo: Joe Fletcher/Edmonds + Lee Architects
Photo: Joe Fletcher/Edmonds + Lee Architects