Although it’s commonly thought that Airstreams have always topped out at 34 feet, this extremely rare 40-foot Airstream proves otherwise. Built in 1962 for the Western Pacific Railroad, it is one of only ten made, of which only two are still known to exist.
The Airstream trailers were used until 1983 when the Western Pacific Railroad was bought out by the Union Pacific Railroad. Brett Hall, President of Timeless Travel Trailers, began the restoration and customization of Western Pacific Airstream #6002 in 2007, after purchasing it for a client that was looking for a unique vacation residence. The result is nothing short of stunning.
New walls in aluminum provide light reflection, and windows remain open without coverings to further maximize the light. Counter tops are Staron solid surface in white to provide a reflective surface, and the open galley features walnut veneer and laminate cabinetry. The galley sink by Kohler is an undercounter mount in 16 gauge stainless steel. It includes a wood cutting board, and single compartment wet surface work area. The Arezzo single handle faucet in chrome finish has a 180 degree swing spout and stream pull out spray. The galley cooking surface is an electric ceramic glass cook top design featuring four circular hot surfaces. A down draft vent with a 3-speed fan helps remove the smoke, grease, odors and moisture created when cooking.
The U-Line under counter wine cooler with a glass door provides a substantial amount of wine storage at the perfect temperature.
The bathroom vanity shares a common wall with the galley, and features walnut veneer on the walls and cabinet. A Kohler round ceramic sink sits on the counter top with a Grohe chrome faucet. The vanity lights feature elliptical glass shades with metal band details, providing task and ambient light that is dimmable with incandescent low voltage electronic dimmers. The unique shower is covered in Ann Sacks ceramic small tile in a cottonwood color, with an accent stripe in bronze.
The mid-century decor includes Danielle Garrison-designed sofas in the main seating area, covered in a crepe style fabric. Accent pillows include white and gray stripes by Knoll, in Fibra natural and silver colors. Pendant light fixtures in Aurora green ceramic, made by Rejuvenation, provide focused light in the Astron style.
The bedroom located at the end of the Airstream is open to the living areas. Storage under the bed is sizable, and can be accessed by lifting up the hinged platform. George Nelson bubble lamps, icons of the 1950s, hang on both sides of the bed. The lamps were originally produced by Howard Miller in 1952 by spray coating a skeleton of steel wire with a layer of translucent plastic that allowed light to shine through while protecting the eyes from glare. The lamps are now produced by Modernica.