The 1940's Ranch

Our most recent project hit the market over the weekend.  It was a pleasure to work on this house because we were able to turn an outdated 1940's ranch into something unique and special.  The overall goal for this project was to create a home with an edgy look inside and out without going overboard.  With an extremely unique layout and front facade, we grounded the design by using minimal color and traditional, classic materials.  The result was high style and something unexpected for this type of home.  This house is proof that any home can be transformed into something amazing with the right choices.  Enjoy!



The main floor of the house was opened up to create a large, living, dining and entertaining space that suits today's modern lifestyle.  All the walls and trim were painted white because we love white to create the perfect backdrop for the more edgy aesthetics and to keep the idea of the open floor plan alive.  Plus, what's more classic and refined than white?




Elements of board and batten were added throughout the home to create a more traditional vibe.  When modern and traditional meet in design, the results can be stunning.


The stairway to the basement needed something.  So we framed in a window that looks up to the upper hallway.  We then added an industrial light as a focal point for both areas.




We wanted to keep everything neutral to showcase the graphic lighting we chose for the house.  We also wanted the elements of wood (floors and beams) and metal (windows) to play into the design. 





We introduced elements of brass throughout the house as well.  Brass screws really dressed up the casual walnut countertops.


An old door was painted and made into the structure for the peninsula island that we custom built for more counter and entertaining space.




The most appealing element about this house before was the large master bedroom addition.  We were able to play up this huge space with artistic lighting, a feature wall and dramatic carpet.  Now it's a perfect retreat.






An old closet and it's doors were reused and re-imagined.  The doors' new home became the doors for the pantry, while the closet was converted to a chic cocktail bar (well, that's what it is in our minds anyway)!




The wood element continued with a modern, custom hood we built and stained to match the rest of the wood in the house.



Brass hardware and fixtures were used throughout the house to not only continue the brass element but to warm up the modern lines and white walls.



Although we love our older homes, this house provided a blank slate for us to be as creative (or as refined) as we wanted.  The salvage that was used in this home was done with a discerning eye and we were able to create a unique home that is not only pushing the boundaries as far as design but is also refined and classic.  

It's on the market now!  Here's the link:


Home staging done by Spade and Archer.