Classic architecture you can take anywhere. That’s the Draper midcentury modern mobile home by Land Ark.
Of course, this isn’t midcentury modern from the original era. This is a recreation of a 1960s look for a very modern mobile home. Hence the ‘Mad Men’ name for this piece.
The ideal way to to the open road with some style, this is a statement wherever you park up. Just look at the angled roof, the pine cladding and the distinctive windows for example, along with the fold-out panel underneath that creates your own mobile patio too. Nice touch.
So a great-looking mobile home. Does it match up on the inside? Well, in terms of the detailing, very much so and while not quite the retro finish you might have hoped for, the wood finish certainly sits well with the exterior.
Once inside, you will notice an entryway with wardrobe, utility closet, bench and storage, along with a gallery with recessed lighting and clerestory windows taking you through to the main living space.
Before you get there you might notice a custom designed oak ladder, which takes you into a sleeping loft plus the bathroom with a full size, walk-in shower.
The main living area is open to a large galley kitchen packed with high-end fittings and has a convertible sofa that transforms into a queen bed for overnight guests or extra family sleeping space.
What isn’t obvious are the little touches, such as the custom curtains, waterproof flooring, LED lighting, the electric sockets and USB ports scattered throughout the place, a washer/dryer, the hidden storage under the sofa, built-in shelving, a telescopic table for dining and if you fancy a night in, a TV connection.
So not quite a house, but definitely more than your average caravan or mobile home. This place has as much and more than many bricks and mortar houses. But it does all come at a cost. As much as a small house in some areas.
You are looking at $144,900, which works out at around £112,000 at today’s current exchange rate. Of course, that doesn’t include delivery, which might stick a bit on top. Note that there is also a lead time of three to four months to fit it out.