Sonoma Remodel: Before and After Photos of a Transformed Ranch House
It is indeed true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some things could look beautiful for us but not pleasing for others. There are some things that may appear useful for others but are actually useful for us. Just like how a family looked into a dark and dry ranch house. When they saw it, they knew it is promising and that it can turn into a cozy home for their family in no time!
A couple was looking for second a home in Sonoma, California and they spotted this 1940s ranch house which was a former house and office of a doctor. They knew in an instant that a renovation can transform it into a home of their dreams with a master suite addition, back courtyard and a pool. The 1,900 square feet ranch home turned into a contemporary 2,500 square feet home. Let us see what Amy A. Alper of Alper Architects did to the home.
The front of the house is small and had three doors which will confuse you where the entry really is. The house was refreshed with an elastomeric finish, stucco and new energy-efficient windows.
The kitchen was cramped and dark. It was renovated with an open kitchen, better layout and skylights.
A 42 inches high counter was added to cover up the kitchen area. Translucent glass doors are used for the lower cabinets that stand on the new oak floors that were stained to match existing hardwoods.
The rear area is ugly and old but it was turned into a very beautiful courtyard with a pool. If you look closely into it, you will fall in love with the new space!
The master suite opens to the courtyard that has an outdoor living room.
I know you loved how the renovation turned out! I was stunned by the pool area! I would really love to get a place like this one in my backyard! Because the highlight of the home is seen at the backyard, neighbors and by passers will think that only the facade was update but they are totally wrong! This Sonoma Remodel, although it has few photos is one of the best renovations I have seen. And yes, I am talking about what they did to the exterior and how they added a courtyard and a pool.