A Farmhouse in the City

Text by Robert C. Martin / Photography by Stephanie Welbourne / Styling by Yukie McLean

Although this family is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, their tranquil home is an oasis of comfort and style. See how they make two seemingly dissimilar worlds work in perfect harmony. 

Rather than “A Tale of Two Cities,” you could say that the Lewis family has created a retreat-like home that reflects the ambiance of two coasts. After renovating and living in a Cape Cod-inspired dwelling in Santa Monica, California, they were ready to relocate. So, with three young children and a lab puppy in tow, they headed to the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles. After being in Los Angeles for four years, they decided to “tear the house down, excavate into the hillside, and build our dream of a ‘California Farmhouse,’” Mrs. Lewis explains.