Here at Curbed we never tire of looking at Airstreams new and old. Whether it’s a brand new travel trailer or a renovated vintage gem, there’s something classically enduring about the iconic “silver bullet.” Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
Whenever we’re in need of some Airstream eye candy, Colorado-based Timeless Travel Trailers fits the bill; the company rescues vintage Airstreams and renovates them into sleek homes and offices on-the-go. We’ve reported on their gorgeous midcentury-inspired design in the past, and today we’re taking a look at a chic Airstream transformed with urban style in mind.
Called Loretta, the travel trailer is a 1989 37-foot Airstream Excella that needed to work for a New York City family of six. Although the clients wanted to use the trailer to vacation away from their urban hub, the family still wanted it to resemble their home in the city. This called for a modern, minimal aesthetic with simple and fresh interiors.
The renovation refreshed the trailer from top to bottom, updating the aluminum interior skin and adding engineered oak floors. The color scheme is all grays, whites, and blues, but pops of mustard yellow keep things interesting. Marble was key to achieving a high-end look, so Timeless Travel Trailers added a marble veneer to the countertops and seating in the galley, dinette, bar, and bathroom.
The kitchen features a microwave, induction cook top, and Dometic refrigerator with freezer compartment. A solid white oak dinette tabletop with side tables provides enough space for the family to dine together, and three sofas in the living space work for lounging or eating.
It can be a tall task to sleep six in an RV—and especially in a camper van—but Loretta accomplishes the job. Two of the three sofas convert into a full size bed in the living room to sleep two, while the rear area of the trailer sleeps four. The bunk beds work separately or the bottom two bunks convert into a king size bed for extra space. A bathroom was a must-have, so Timeless Travel Trailers installed a stainless steel shower pan with an ebony stained teak duckboard.
With the necessities covered, now came time for the perks: A bar with wine chiller and hide-away liquor storage adds a bit of James Bond style to the mix, and a hidden pop-up projection screen and projector make for epic movie nights. Throw in the stereo system, 32-inch TV, and extensive lighting, and you have a city chic apartment on the go.