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Costa Mesa barn turned into a slice of loft-like living

November 10, 2009 | 10:38 am
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GashLibrary The story of Corey Gash and the Costa Mesa barn he turned into 700 square feet of loft-like living has been racking up some pretty amazing traffic on latimes.com. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, you'll find much amusement in the place. That dining table pictured above? It used to be part of a bowling alley. The tree stump used to create the coffee table? Gash bought it out of the back of a pickup truck in a Home Depot parking lot.The lights are IKEA, and the wood paneled was reclaimed from a church.

You can read Barbara Thornburg's full article, and don't miss all 16 images in Don Bartletti's photo gallery. What's nice about both is how a sense of humor shines through, whether you're looking at daughter Lilly's playroom lined in artificial turf or Gash's pretension-free library, stacked under the stairs.

-- Craig Nakano

Photo credits: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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