Outdoor, Front Yard, Shrubs, Grass, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Wood Fences, Wall, and Hanging Lighting "The most challenging part of the design was fusing the old part of the house with the new addition," says principal architect Alex Terry. The character and architectural integrity of the single-level 1950s ranch house was thoughtfully reconsidered during the addition and remodel. The home’s front porch, typical of the period, was refreshed with Ipe decking and railing.  Photo 12 of 12 in 11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes from House of the Week: Indoor-Outdoor Renovation for a Midcentury Ranch House