Outdoor, Front Yard, Shrubs, Grass, and Horizontal Fences, Wall “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 period, was refreshed with ipe decking and railing.  Renovations from House of the Week: Indoor-Outdoor Renovation for a Midcentury Ranch House