A Malibu trailer transformed
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Tour a Malibu trailer ‘villa’ with gorgeous views of Zuma Beach

A Malibu trailer transformed

Sisters Tessa and Alyssa Hendrie transformed a rundown, double-wide trailer at the Point Dume Club in Malibu into a chic, four-bedroom beach house with stunning views of Zuma Beach. “We didn’t want the interiors to distract from the view,” says designer Tessa Hendrie.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A master bedroom (one of two) is separated from the main living area by a monster slab slider door made of American elm, which is also the wood of the dining table and a writing desk.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

Sisters Alyssa, left, and Tessa Hendrie are pictured in the living room of the Malibu mobile home they redesigned.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

Before: The entrance to the trailer was through the carport. 

 (Tessa Hendrie)
A Malibu trailer transformed

The new entrance to the trailer home that sisters Tessa and Alyssa Hendrie transformed for a client into a place so grand they now refer to it as a “villa." 

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A Malibu trailer transformed

The living room before the trailer was redone. 

 (Tessa Hendrie)
A Malibu trailer transformed

A large flat-screen TV can hide behind folding doors above the fireplace. Curtains purchased at Target blow in the wind.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A cedar hot tub and foot bath sit just outside a shabby chic-style master bedroom in the mobile home.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

Designer Tessa Hendrie’s cowboy boots contrast nicely with the heated floor tiles in one of the master bathrooms.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

The kitchen of the trailer before it was redone. 

 (Tessa Hendrie)
A Malibu trailer transformed

The new kitchen features a backlighted onyx slab that the sisters found discounted at Walker Zanger.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

As a way to bring in more light, and showcase the onyx in the shower, sisters Tessa and Alyssa Hendrie added an electronic “doggy door” between the kitchen and master bathroom.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A detail of the onyx wall in the shower, with designer Alyssa Hendrie’s hand, as seen through a “doggy door” between the kitchen and master bathroom.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

“Little things, like switching out cabinet knobs for unique crystal knobs, at right, or ones with a contrasting color, can really spruce up the interiors,” Tessa Hendrie said. 

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A Moroccan-theme secondary room features a space-saving hanging bed.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A detail of a bedroom ceiling panel, which was hand-painted in Morocco.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

The Hendrie sisters used Rocky Mountain hardware in brushed bronze and silver throughout the mobile home.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

An alcohol-burning fire feature, left, is installed between the dining room and one of the master bedrooms.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A view of the California coastline and Santa Monica mountains from one of two master bedrooms in the mobile home.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

Tessa Hendrie likes to keep decor consistent: “Tie in all of your eclectic belongings by using variations of a unified color palette for your rugs/pillows/blankets/curtains,” Hendrie said. 

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A humidiwall, at left, adds moisture to the master bedroom seen here. A monster slab slider door is made of American elm.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

The master suite’s bathroom, with sunken tub and multi-head shower, on the other side of the “doggy door” looking into the kitchen. 

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A Malibu trailer transformed

Sisters Tessa, left, and Alyssa Hendrie often spot whales, dolphins and sea lions from the deck of the mobile home they transformed. They are renting the home from their client.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A shabby chic-style master bedroom is seen reflected in a glass wall that wraps around the back deck of the mobile home.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

Brown metallic paint makes a statement in the powder room.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

“Lighting is a fantastic opportunity to change the look and feel of your home,” says Tessa Hendrie of Postmodern pendant lamps by Günhter Leuchtmann used in her project. 

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A Malibu trailer transformed

The Point Dume Club in Malibu features a wide assortment of mobile homes, many perched on the cliffs looking down on Zuma Beach.

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A Malibu trailer transformed

A view of some of the mobile homes in the Point Dume Club in Malibu, perched above Pacific Coast Highway, looking down on Zuma Beach.

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