1972 Airstream Sovereign 31′

Client: Active middle-aged couple making a major-lifestyle shift
Vessel: 1972 Airstream Sovereign 31’
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Purpose: Guesthouse for friends and family

Design Highlights:

Linda is a 31’ 1972 Airstream Sovereign that Innovative Spaces completely gutted in Santa Barbara, CA. This american classic was designed for maximum comfort including a multi-zoned heat pump, high-capacity low-profile air conditioners, and tankless water heater.

The kitchen sports a double fridge, three-burner stainless oven/range, and microwave. A large 50/50 undermount stainless steel kitchen sink is combined with a commercial-style pullout spray faucet, and under-cabinet water filter. A convenient pantry pullout stows plenty of necessities. An adjustable table base allows for a convertible dining table into a twin bed within minutes. Cushions slide into an instant bed, all covered with Sunbrella upholstery.

The bathroom includes an acrylic bathtub with chrome feet, shower arm handle set, and a porcelain toilet with push button flush. Handcrafted cabinets are capped with bamboo countertops. The bathroom windows were moved from the bathroom into the dining area for maximum visibility where it matters most. Vista View windows pour additional lighting into the living and bed spaces.

Bamboo countertops and floors are finished with a natural hand-rubbed stain that offers a soothing contrast to the clean white Swiss coffee walls. Paint grade cabinet boxes and faces, blend with bamboo sliding doors inset with milky white translucent plexiglass. Round brass polished chrome finish locking rosettes are the design and functional.

The entire electrical system is fed by solar panels for sustainable off-the-grid energy generation. The solar package includes 2 – unisolar panels, coming down into a morning star MPPT Charge Controller, which charges 2 Deep Cell AGM Batteries that power up the on board Magnum Inverter! The system is controlled with a micro monitor panel, allowing you to adjust the trailer based off of the environment you are putting it through. Outlets, lighting and appliances are managed with a 12-blade fuse 12v electrical distribution block.


  • Auxiliary audio player with MP3 amplifier
  • 6-Inch speakers.
  • MP3/USB and stereo receiver with Bluetooth.
  • Outdoor weatherproof speaker system.
  • Brand new awning with Sunbrella fabric for enjoying the great outdoor, day or night.
  • Smoke alarm and LP gas detector.
  • Fresh, black and gray water tanks are hidden in the subfloor.
  • Fully-adjustable, electric remote control memory foam heated bed.
  • His ‘n’ hers night lights on gooseneck arms allow for optimal lighting while in bed.
A long shot of the bathroom inside the Linda

Why so few photos? Innovative Spaces was founded in 2015 when our owner Nate Stover, who was then the head builder for Hofmann Architecture, took over the facility, tools and construction team from Hofmann to continue to grow the business. As such, we don't have as many photos as we'd like of this Airstream, but the timelessness of this project lives on and is a great example of what you might expect from us.

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