Vintage Texas Trailer gets Glamourous Industrial-Chic Housing
Andrew Hinman Architecture designed this unusual house for a client who wanted it to house a much loved vintage trailer on their ranch.
The new housing shades and cools the trailer at a favorite spot overlooking the Nueces River in hot and dusty South Texas.
The vintage aluminium trailer home gets pride of place on the back porch.
The interior is kept in working condition.
For what the tiny trailer doesn’t have – a huge, super-serene bathing room.
The bathroom sink is set beneath an aluminium porthole that picks up on the vintage trailer aesthetic.
The new bathroom, and a sleeping loft above are in the tower.
But, a surprise.
Instead of a master bedroom overlooking the property in the huge sleeping loft lookout, just a simple camp bed.
While the tiny bedroom in the trailer is kept in use.
But the graceful and beautifully proportioned new bathroom with minimal-chic concrete and rustic cabinetry is the antithesis of the claustrophobia of a trailer.
The sheltering structure is an industrial-chic, minimalist concrete blockhouse containing utilities, storage, and bathroom.
Outside, a wonderful circular wooden hot tub is inserted into the deck in the filtered outdoor sun.
An unpretentious place to eat outside the tiny cooking trailer.
The idea was to recreate the sense of camping on this section of the property, with its river views near the swimming hole.