AMERICAN Pickers’ Mike Wolfe has put his unique touch on a loft to provide fans with an amazing vacation experience.
这 美国采摘者 star opened the custom holiday space in 2019 in Columbia, Tennessee after falling in love with town’s transportation history.
The second floor, one-bedroom loft has a custom sliding barn door features a green couch with a pull-out sofa.
It is also packed with unique decor Mike spent years collecting from sheds and barns around the country.
“Some people may not know, but for the past 30 年, I have been selling to designers and decorators,” Mike said about deciding to open the accommodation.
“It has been a major part of my business. This is the first time that I’ve been able to utilize that experience inside my own space for other people to enjoy.
他加了: “I’m on the road six months out of the year. I check-in to a lot of hotels and Airbnbs, so I understand what travelers need when they’re looking to relax after a long day in a space that feels like home. This entire project is all about creating an experience not just for a few hours in Columbia, but for a long weekend.”
Found in a historic building dating back to 1857, the original 13-foot windows in the living room show off Columbia’s courthouse across the street.
The foyer entrance leads into a hallway decorated with a wooden windmill blade and framed vintage motorcycle attire from Mike’s collection.
The loft has plenty of ‘Instagrammable’ 件, including a mint green 1951 Vespa, a model of RCA’s dog Nipper, a giant fire eater circus banner and 130-year-old wooden bicycles hung like art.
“We were in California picking for about a month finding vintage Navajo style rugs, worn leather goods, original cowboy paintings, 和更多,” he told Antique Archaeology.
“Looking at the pieces in the back of the van, it hit me — this is the inspiration for the Two Lanes Guesthouse. It just seemed fitting to include the spirit of exploring the wild frontier in this space.
“I wanted it to represent the grit and passion one needs to chase down the road ahead, whether it’s through the mountains of the west or down a country back road.”
The open space features sporadic pieces of exposed bricks on the wall a renovated kitchen with a black marble kitchen island which also serves as a dining space.
A rusty cafe sign repurposed serves as overhead lighting and decor above the kitchen island.
The modern bathroom comes with one-of-a-kind concrete and iron vanity and even vintage inspired, custom ‘Two Lanes’ hand soap.
Mike recently confirmed Frank Fritz was NOT returning to the show after the pair got into a feud.
Alongside a photo of Mike and Frank sitting with co-star Danielle Colby on Instagram, Mike wrote: “I have known Frank for as long as I can remember, he’s been like a brother to me. The journey that Frank, Dani and I started back in 2009, like all of life, has come with its highs and lows, blessings and challenges, but it has also been the most rewarding.
“The support that you all have given us has been a constant reminder of what the show’s message has always been; thru these places, 人们, and things we all have a common thread. We’re here to not only take care of the past, but also each other.”
Mike concluded: “I will miss Frank, just like all of you, and I pray for the very best and all good things for him on the next part of his journey.”
Frank joined the cast of American Pickers in 2010, but his absence for the last year and a half has seemingly gone unnoticed.
Despite their decade-long co-hosting relationship, Frank previously told The Sun that he hasn’t spoken to Mike in two years.
The Iowa native never reached out to check on his co-star post-surgery after a history of not seeing eye-to-eye.
Frank recently expressed that he would love to return to the show, though a source told TMZ 那 producers have no plans in place for his reappearance.
此外, an insider claimed to The Sun that he believes Mike wants to replace him with his brother Robbie.