This dutch farmhouse on Coronado Island has the most fabulous details


Eric Olsen Design in collaboration with RailiCA Design has renovated this 1927 dutch colonial farmhouse located on the island of Coronado, in San Diego, California. The designer was set on repairing original design features in this home, including the serpentine handrail of the staircase and the three-inch red oak flooring throughout the home. 

The designer drew inspiration from the long history of the naval air force base stationed on the north end of the island. She added oversized brass pulls in the kitchen (hardware suited for a ship’s galley) and camouflage-patterned wallpaper in the home’s entry. Continue below to see the rest of this incredibly inspiring home tour…


What We Love: This dutch farmhouse features bold, creative, and clean details throughout its unique re-design. We are loving the dutch door entry into the home and the bright yellow vintage piano that greets guests. Our favorite design feature is the indoor-outdoor kitchen, what a fantastic spot to hang out for a bite to eat on a warm summer’s day after a dip in the pool. We are also loving the gorgeous tile on the master bathroom shower!

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design aesthetic of this home? Are there any details you would like to have seen done differently in the remodel? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign that are located on San Diego’s Coronado Island: Contemporary East Coast-inspired beach house in Coronado, California and Contemporary home with inviting Spanish influences in California.





Above: A vintage piano set the tone for this dutch farmhouse project, revived with a lacquered raincoat yellow paint. A gift for the family from the architect, with a nod to the past.





To expand indoor living, the designer expanded the kitchen area to the outdoors. An existing window was enlarged to create an alfresco bar featuring a copper roof overhang. This roof extension will also help to shelter the marble countertop, which flows from the interior. The folding glass window can be easily opened to pass snacks from the kitchen to the owner’s two kids or guests when they are taking a dip in the pool.



The gambrel-style roof of this home presented an interesting challenge for the son’s room. The technical aspects of where to start and stop the drywall had the designer wanting to avoid the headache and instead opt to clad everything in six-inch wide plywood boards — walls, ceiling, and built-in desk. Red and blue racing stripes were painted on the wall and ceiling to make the angles feel intentional create a unique focal point.



In the boy’s bathroom, the trough sink offers a fabulous look, yet lacks storage. The designer removed the legs of a vintage fire engine red locker and affixed it to the wall to tuck away bath essentials.





Formerly a map room, this space was converted into a spa-like master bathroom. Traditional details such as the Parisian-inspired ceramic tiles on the shower and a soaking tub are complemented by contemporary vanities. The designer opted to mount the vanities to create a feeling of spaciousness. The dip-dyed stools are from Serena & Lily.


The Paris Metro 1 — Tabarka Studio 6x6x1/2 handmade terra cotta tiles bring a traditional European flavor to this bathroom shower.


The laundry room was originally was part of the master bathroom. Now its own space, the designer integrated a mix of open shelving and built-in cabinetry, along with peg rails. Despite being a utility space, the designer opted for a touch of whimsy. She wanted it to feel like you were stepping inside a tiny store in Denmark. Taking inspiration from this vision, she incorporated mustard yellow industrial sconces, accent paneling, and a green-black hued paint. Taking the moodiness up a notch, she also painted the ceiling in the same hue.





PHOTOGRAPHER Karyn Millet Photography

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Ashleigh Paulk
9 months ago

What color are the kitchen cabinets

1 year ago

Beautiful space! What color are the kitchen cabinets?