Before & After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
On her wedding day in 2015, designer Abbie Naber of a.NABER Design and her husband closed on this four-bedroom, two-bath home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a community in North San Diego County, California. The demolition soon followed. The house had been built in 1960 and had not seen much attention since, aside from a few coats of paint. Skimpy slider windows, lackluster carpet and tile, and a slapdash backyard pergola all added up to an eyesore.
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Naber carefully reworked the house's floor plan, expanding the kitchen to include a breakfast nook, adding a dining room where the pergola once stood, and opening up the new interior to a swoon-worthy back patio. Then she wove in artful finishes throughout, from patterned tile to sumptuous wallpaper to cozy textiles. Let's tour the results: