Before and After: 1970′s Ranch



COOPER Desginbuilders
Whole House Remodel

Stately Douglas firs frame the silhouette of this integrated addition/whole-house remodel.  Originally a 1970’s ranch with a garage underneath, it was seamlessly transformed into a three-level contemporary home.

We had two directives: increase energy efficiency and stay within budget. High-efficiency furnaces, new windows, and additional insulation qualified for cash incentives and energy tax credits. Smart design and quality, affordable materials left room in the budget to add in remodeling the kitchen.

The new entry opens to a curved built-in bench seat. An inlaid tile rug, surrounded by rich cherry floors, flows into the main living area. A top design priority was expanding their business space. Now twice the size with a new walk-in file room, this professional office can also double as a fourth bedroom. The original master suite, remodeled and now used for guests, can be used later for aging in place. Once glaring white and sterile, cherry wood cabinets and floors warm up the kitchen, and wood-toned natural granite countertops impart a cozy, inviting feel. The updated family room off the kitchen, with its gracious built-in entertainment wall, is now a favorite family gathering place.

A solid cherry staircase with a copper patina railing leads upstairs to the brand new second story with a master suite, bedroom, hall bath, and rec room. A cherry beam runs along the vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom where large windows provide light and capture a much-loved view. Floor-to-ceiling bookcases grace the far end of the room creating a cozy library nook. In the master bathroom, creamy walls balance the natural slate tile used on the floor and in the beautiful two-person walk-in shower. Cherry cabinets add luster to this soothing haven.

In the end, by expanding and rejuvenating this home, it is now a welcome place to both work and retreat.


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