Design takes inspiration from many sources, and Atomic Ranch‘s Project House is no exception. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were not the only stars of A Star is Born. The Calabasas home designed by architect Douglas Rucker serves as the home of Bradley Cooper’s character in the film, and is a real live source of inspiration for a spacious home that takes its cues from mid century design.

Project House inspiration designed by Douglas Rucker
This spacious home designed by Douglas Rucker inspired the design for the Atomic Ranch project house. Photo courtesy of Zillow.

Situated on a little more than one acre in the Monte Nido neighborhood, the 1973 home embodies the indoor-outdoor connection for which California MCM is famous. Walls of windows afford views out to the spacious landscape, a refuge in the Malibu Canyon. An outdoor kitchen and fireplace bring indoor comfort and convenience outside. While the majority of the lot remains outdoors, the home itself has plenty of elbow room at 2,986 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths.

Calabasas home inspiration for Project House
Photo courtesy of Zillow.

Warm wood frames the view, and the interior’s warm wood and central beams from its post-and-beam construction brings a bit of the outside in.

1973 Calabasas home bathroom
The square tile says mid century while the luxurious tub with jets caters to contemporary tastes. Photo courtesy of Zillow.
1973 Calabasas home bedroom
Enveloped by a view and all that warm wood, this bedroom is an MCM dream. Photo courtesy of Zillow.
1973 Calabasas home kitchen
A cooktop built into the island leaves room for a double oven conveniently located on the wall behind. While cooking, the open concept floor plan allows the cook(s) to enjoy the view and others’ company. Photo courtesy of Zillow.

Curious to trace the influence of this spaciously modern home on Atomic Ranch’s Project House? Stay tuned as we follow the Project House’s various sources of inspiration and its progress in print and online throughout the year.

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