Reviving an East Coast ranch home
The goal of this project was to transform an existing dysfunctional 1960s ranch into a highly functional modern "treehouse," emphasizing the inside/outside connection with views and minimal site disruption. We created a container for living nestled into a natural site.
The interior is now accessed by an improved entry. The central kitchen acts as the hearth of the house and is flanked by an efficiently organized core of utility spaces. The bedrooms and living areas are now open to views of the site. A massive stone fireplace, warm clear pine trim and salvaged mahogany trim are juxtaposed against sparkling tile, expansive windows, and sleek glass shelves.
A new intimate entry nestled into the core of the house is flanked by an airy breakfast bay and expanded carport under a new wing-like roof with tree-like steel columns. A warm stained cedar skin wraps the house between panes of glass.