Before & After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection

Before & After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection

By Melissa Dalton
From the front door to the backyard, Abbie Naber of a.NABER Design left no space behind in the dramatic overhaul of her derelict midcentury in Southern California.

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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