We transformed a conventional one-story ranch into a warm, open home with the flexibility to meet a young family’s growing and changing needs. Along the way, we worked closely with them to select materials and accents that convey their distinctive personalities.

Simple lines, inspired by mid-century modern design, connect walls, vaulted ceilings, and glass with minimal visual disruption and invite an abundance of natural light. The composition and placement of windows and skylights balance the need for light and views with the desire for space to highlight the owners’ art collection. The warm neutrals of the architecture give way to colorful details, such as bright-red kitchen pendants and eclectic bathroom tiles.

A new library tucked off the front entry houses the family’s book and toy collection, and opens to the expansive living room, dining room, and kitchen area—which accommodates both everyday family life as well as larger gatherings. In the more private rear yard, we added a master suite with a light-filled corner that enjoys unobstructed views.

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Modern home with Hallway, Cork Floor, and Ceramic Tile Floor. The entryway to the home provides optimal, built in storage options and a welcoming view of the living and kitchen areas.  Photo  of Inverness Way Residence

The entryway to the home provides optimal, built in storage options and a welcoming view of the living and kitchen areas.

Modern home with Kitchen, Cork Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, Range, White Cabinet, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Mosaic Tile Backsplashe, Dishwasher, Pendant Lighting, and Undermount Sink. The composition and placement of windows and skylights balance the need for light and views with the desire for space to highlight the owners’ art collection. The warm neutrals of the architecture give way to colorful details, such as bright-red kitchen pendants and eclectic bathroom tiles.  Photo 2 of Inverness Way Residence

The composition and placement of windows and skylights balance the need for light and views with the desire for space to highlight the owners’ art collection. The warm neutrals of the architecture give way to colorful details, such as bright-red kitchen pendants and eclectic bathroom tiles.

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Pendant Lighting, Sofa, Cork Floor, and Chair. A built in bench provides storage and seating while visually connecting the living and dining areas. The composition and placement of windows and skylights balance the need for light and views.  Photo 3 of Inverness Way Residence

A built in bench provides storage and seating while visually connecting the living and dining areas. The composition and placement of windows and skylights balance the need for light and views.

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Cork Floor, and Sofa. Ridge skylights in a vaulted ceiling welcome light into the open living space of the family's home.  Photo 4 of Inverness Way Residence

Ridge skylights in a vaulted ceiling welcome light into the open living space of the family's home.

Modern home with Office, Bookcase, Chair, Shelves, Cork Floor, Storage, and Library Room Type. A new library tucked off the front entry houses the family’s book and toy collection, and opens to the expansive living room, dining room, and kitchen area.  Photo 5 of Inverness Way Residence

A new library tucked off the front entry houses the family’s book and toy collection, and opens to the expansive living room, dining room, and kitchen area.

Modern home with Doors, Vinyl, Interior, and Folding Door Type. The library can be separated from the living area with translucent folding doors that divide the space while still sharing light between the rooms.  Photo 6 of Inverness Way Residence

The library can be separated from the living area with translucent folding doors that divide the space while still sharing light between the rooms.

Modern home with Bath Room, Recessed Lighting, Ceramic Tile Floor, Undermount Sink, Engineered Quartz Counter, Mosaic Tile Wall, and Freestanding Tub. The modern, free standing tub and clean lines of the cabinets and countertops create a relaxing oasis in the master bath. Photo 7 of Inverness Way Residence

The modern, free standing tub and clean lines of the cabinets and countertops create a relaxing oasis in the master bath.

Modern home with Bath Room and Cement Tile Floor. Whimsical, cement goldfish tiles decorate the floor of the kid's bathroom.  Photo 8 of Inverness Way Residence

Whimsical, cement goldfish tiles decorate the floor of the kid's bathroom.

Modern home with Exterior, Gable RoofLine, House Building Type, Stucco Siding Material, and Shingles Roof Material. The red door and cedar siding provide a welcome entrance to this family's home. Photo 9 of Inverness Way Residence

The red door and cedar siding provide a welcome entrance to this family's home.

Modern home with Exterior, Gable RoofLine, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, and Stucco Siding Material. The corner window of the library provides ample light and contributes to the open feeling of the home. Photo 10 of Inverness Way Residence

The corner window of the library provides ample light and contributes to the open feeling of the home.