Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ramsay's Retro Retreat

Remember the movie "The Long, Long Trailer" with  Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez playing the newlyweds?  Well, meet Mike and Lorraine and their 1950's-styled"Retro Retreat".
At Retama Village our social events are many ... Mike & Lorraine getting ready for our Pirates Day event.

This hands-on couple designed their floor plan and the inspiration came from the plates with the pictures of the 1950's car.  

Though, their picture of the 1950 trailer fits right in with our RV community. Then, add some Fiestaware plates and pitcher. Did someone say Margaritas!?

I Love Lucy -- and the red appliance accents -  Perfect!

Their kitchenette is a knock out.  Don't you love the curve of the countertop?  All their cabinetry was custom made by our local cabinet maker, Triny.  Man-oh-man, Triny is a true craftsman!

Love, love, love this wrap around counter
Their kitchen includes a sink for quick BBQ cleanup .. and of course, 
there is a microwave for popcorn making!  

The washer/dryer at below this countertop -- clever!
This little coach house includes everything for creature comforts!  The full bathroom has room for the washer/dryer.  Lorraine was clever to include a countertop long enough to make clothes folding a breeze.
Extra storage above the throne.  Every inch counts!
Each coach house has the plumbing ... so building the interior walls is easy!
There is a lot of storage in this 240 sf coach house ...  
Lorraine made sure of that, but her talents didn't stop with the design!  

This gal's talents included the laying of the flooring, running electrical, painting 
AND getting the final decor perfect!

Tucked away is the air bed for guests.  But be careful, husband Mike has claim to this outdoor living, with all the modern conveniences one could just about live here. Did we say, there is lots of storage.

Mike did all the construction and electrical and plumbing installation.
The whole process took under 2 months to complete. 
The double doors on the side make entertaining fun!
It's all in the details!

Add together 2012 modern conveniences with two comfy recliners and a 1950's end table, and this coach house becomes 'home sweet home'.

Thanks Mike and Lorraine for sharing your Retro Modern coach house!  
What time does the movie start?


  1. I love the unity of each other and both of you did the relaxing shed well! Such a fantastic =)

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