It happened on a whim. Jordan Menzel passed by the 1976 Airstream and later wondered if it was for sale. It was, and just a few days later Menzel was the proud owner of a vintage trailer that was badly in need of renovation. The single father told Houzz that he wasn't planning on a renovation project, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles.
Menzel wanted to rid the trailer of its "claustrophobic" feel. To achieve that effect, he essentially gutted the interior and redesigned the space completely. "I suppose my style would be a mix of contemporary, vintage and elemental," he told Houzz. The project took longer than anticipated, but the outcome was certainly worth the wait.
This is the interior before Menzel did any meddling. You can see that it is in need of some updates.
Here's the same view after Menzel went to work. Opposite the sleek kitchen is a resting area.
The perfectly white bathroom has adequate space and plenty of natural light.
Here's a view from the back of the trailer. Menzel was certainly able to get rid of that claustrophobic feel that he associated with Airstream trailers.
"I wanted to add some elements that would make the trailer look and feel more like a studio apartment and less like an RV," Menzel explained.
During the day this space is reserved for eating, but at night it becomes the bedroom.
Here's a closer look at the dining table and booth style seating.
Menzel and his one-year-old daughter get comfortable on the bed.
Penelope watches as her father speaks about his renovation project. What do you think of their place?
Check out the Salt Lake City-based Airstream in video format below.