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Before & After Home Tour: Restored Mid-Century Ranch

This 1960s desert ranch home was restored to its former glory days.

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    • Updated Ranch-Style Home

      Faux stones on the exterior were removed and the original Roman brick was sandblasted and painted white. A new white screen-block wall--a popular '60s feature--was added.

    • Updated Ranch-Style Home

      Faux stones on the exterior were removed and the original Roman brick was sandblasted and painted white. A new white screen-block wall--a popular '60s feature--was added.

    • Foyer Changes

      The tacked-on foyer was eliminated, and the restored home's entrance returned to its original footprint. New reeded-glass doors--true to the home's mid-century roots--were installed. Display shelves replaced a coat closet--an unnecessary space in the desert.

    • Foyer Changes

      The tacked-on foyer was eliminated, and the restored home's entrance returned to its original footprint. New reeded-glass doors--true to the home's mid-century roots--were installed. Display shelves replaced a coat closet--an unnecessary space in the desert.

    • Living Room Renovation

      The new 1960s signature stacked-stone fireplace reaches the vaulted ceiling and is flanked by new built-in bookshelves. The sliding door and fixed-glass panels were reversed for better traffic flow from the pool area into the house.

    • Living Room Renovation

      The new 1960s signature stacked-stone fireplace reaches the vaulted ceiling and is flanked by new built-in bookshelves. The sliding door and fixed-glass panels were reversed for better traffic flow from the pool area into the house.

    • Kitchen Construction

      Boxing heating and cooling ducts, water pipes, and electric wiring all together opened up the galley-style kitchen. A walk-in pantry was added behind the door at right, eliminating the need for cabinets over the island. The new countertop is green Brazilian river rock granite, and contrasts nicely with the glossy IKEA cabinets.

    • Kitchen Construction

      Boxing heating and cooling ducts, water pipes, and electric wiring all together opened up the galley-style kitchen. A walk-in pantry was added behind the door at right, eliminating the need for cabinets over the island. The new countertop is green Brazilian river rock granite, and contrasts nicely with the glossy IKEA cabinets.

    • Backyard Transformation

      A new trail of concrete pads separated by rectangles of pebbles run along the pool and around the house. Vintage chaise lounges that came with the house were recovered.

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      Backyard Transformation

      A new trail of concrete pads separated by rectangles of pebbles run along the pool and around the house. Vintage chaise lounges that came with the house were recovered.

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      Floor Plan Changes

      The home was originally 2,596 square feet, but removing the foyer and adding on to the master closet trimmed the home to 2,533 square feet. Opening up the interior and updating the exterior made the appealing home look like 1960 once more.

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      Floor Plan Changes

      The home was originally 2,596 square feet, but removing the foyer and adding on to the master closet trimmed the home to 2,533 square feet. Opening up the interior and updating the exterior made the appealing home look like 1960 once more.

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