A California Ranch Home, Reimagined

Sierra Madre, California
Photographer
  • jimmy cheng
Location
  • Sierra Madre, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 2400
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • A responsive and contextual design transforms an existing ranch home in Southern California with clean architectural geometry, an expanded open floor plan, and improved circulation and access.

    At the exterior, the revised garage orientation eliminates excessive driveway paving and reestablishes the front yard as usable space, with natural landscaping that allows for both privacy and views from the new living room location. Carefully placed clerestory windows at the new massing highlight vistas of the nearby mountains, while cedar siding meets smooth troweled stucco to visually soften the entry and approach.

    The interior represents a significant departure from the existing typical single-level ranch home plan, with most walls removed to create a great room configuration with open kitchen adjacent to spacious living and dining spaces. A new shed roof above the great room allows for a dramatic sloping ceiling and an oversized corner fireplace with exposed flue serves to ground the interior space and serve as a 'modern hearth' for this reimagined ranch home.

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Hardscapes, Walkways, Boulders, Trees, Flowers, Wood Fence, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fence, Landscape Lighting, Garden, and Slope. Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape. Photo  of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined

    Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape.

    An exterior material palette of smooth stucco and asymmetrical cedar siding takes cues from the nearby foothills and local topography. Photo 2 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    An exterior material palette of smooth stucco and asymmetrical cedar siding takes cues from the nearby foothills and local topography.

    Clear cedar wraps the corner at the approach, adding warmth, texture and visual interest to the entry. Photo 3 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    Clear cedar wraps the corner at the approach, adding warmth, texture and visual interest to the entry.

    The l-shaped island at the open kitchen encourages gathering while cooking. Photo 4 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    The l-shaped island at the open kitchen encourages gathering while cooking.

    Custom teak cabinetry at the dining room creates a separation from the adjacent study while providing for storage and art surfaces at the open plan. Photo 5 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    Custom teak cabinetry at the dining room creates a separation from the adjacent study while providing for storage and art surfaces at the open plan.

    Exterior cedar siding adds asymmetrical interest at the new angled roof at the front addition. Photo 6 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    Exterior cedar siding adds asymmetrical interest at the new angled roof at the front addition.

    A mid-century inspired wood screen adds a playful geometry and element of privacy at the entry. Photo 7 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    A mid-century inspired wood screen adds a playful geometry and element of privacy at the entry.

    Light wood flooring complements the warmth of the custom teak cabinetry and white quartz kitchen. Photo 8 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    Light wood flooring complements the warmth of the custom teak cabinetry and white quartz kitchen.

    Minimal pendants add warm, intimate lighting at the oversized kitchen island. Photo 9 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    Minimal pendants add warm, intimate lighting at the oversized kitchen island.

    Modern home with Living Room, Sectional, Chair, End Tables, Accent Lighting, Ottomans, Coffee Tables, Table Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Corner Fireplace. A large corner fireplace with exposed flue grounds the great room, while carefully located windows allow for light and views without compromising privacy. Photo 10 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined

    A large corner fireplace with exposed flue grounds the great room, while carefully located windows allow for light and views without compromising privacy.

    [before + after] Photo 11 of A California Ranch Home, Reimagined modern home

    [before + after]