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Contemporary Ranch style Home

My client came to me after staying in an upscale Hotel in the Napa valley and had an idea to change her 1960's ranch into a contemporary style ranch home. The idea was to get rid of the stucco exterior, add several dormers that brought style and light as well as change the roof to a standing seam metal roof. The entire house had metamorphisized into a whole new home and brings together a very clean lined look.
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2014dreamhouse wrote:
Vertical lines siding - This home is beautiful in the striking vertical lines. I love it! Could you provide the information on this siding? Manufacturer etc. Thank you!
   Comment   November 15, 2013
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The exterior siding is a standard Batt and Board Siding using and exterior grade plywood with 1X3 vertical trim boards spaced evenly. Thank you for the comment
November 15, 2013 at 8:22am      Thanked by 2014dreamhouse
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Thank you so much for your prompt response. We are building a small mountain place and this siding will be perfect!
November 15, 2013 at 5:43pm   
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kimmuto wrote:
What color is the paint? Thanks. - What color is the paint? Thanks.
   Comment   May 26, 2013
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Irene Leyva
paint color????
September 14, 2013 at 1:33pm   
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nita4home wrote:
hello - love the simplicity of hte landscaping - most ranchers have hedges up against the house. I love how this house is able to "breathe"! Also love the color and door, please share if you know the colors thanks!
   Comment   May 20, 2013
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I hope your plans to remodel come to fruition and that you keep me in mind. My office is actually out of Livermore so we are closer than you think. Since you are interested in the contemporary style you might like a house that I just finished but don't have any photos of yet, only this rendering that I did. Thanks again and I look forward to talking with you some day.
May 22, 2013 at 12:06pm   
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nita4home
Sounds good! Please share photos on Houzz once you finish, would love to check it out, nice design! Maybe we will work together some day. Stranger things have happened! Take care! Anita
May 22, 2013 at 3:32pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: Ranch Architecture Roams Across the U.S.
The rustic board and batten siding, which is common on originals, on this remodeled ranch paradoxically appears painted white, in a contemporary fashion. Also common in ranch style, the prominent and/or massive chimney anchors the otherwise horizontal arrangement. Note that the garage appears secondary and minor to the front of the house. Typical of the sprawling ranch is minimized visual impact of the garage doors.
Fred Albert added this to 10 Advantages of the Humble Ranch House
9. Adaptability. Sometimes all a ranch house needs is a new skin. White board and batten siding gives a familiar form a fresh, new look here.

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The only thing not to like is the white fireplace. The rest is fabulous.
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ranch
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board and batten - just not white
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Colors and fireplace placement
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board and batten siding example
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boarder
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Modern Farmhouse
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board & batten, low profile
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dormers
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Siding & roof
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March 30, 2014
Nice! Not much around-the-house landscaping. All goes to front & side in raised planters - a way to stop neighbor's weeds from spreading?
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Roof and siding for the cottage
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White Vertical Hardie Board with Metal Roof & "U" Roof
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elevation example
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Vertical siding
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Love this
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Metal roof
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white board and batten, windows
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san fran ranch house turned contemporary by design discoveries
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board & batten Batt and Board Siding using and exterior grade plywood with 1X3 vertical trim boards spaced evenly
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paint color
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Southampton. Build out either side of the front.
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new siding and roof
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shed dormers as sky lights
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board n batten
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very little foundation planting
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love this ranch exterior
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Roofing
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Out of Livermore.
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sometimes all a ranch needs is a new skin - board and batten here
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Siding idea
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siding
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Board and batten siding spruces up a ranch style home
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Simple
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It makes the house so much more stylish.
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House siding
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Don't like the white paint scheme for my project, but love the modern farmhouse vibe of this remodeled ranch.
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dormers
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metal roof ranch style
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Cover the brick
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vertical siding
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Bump out master and garage and cover with board and batten?
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Great fresh siding
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White board and button cladding
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White b&b, gray roof
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Roof
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Ok
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like the board and batten and gray metal roof
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Metal roof w/ board and batten siding
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Exterior refresh would want horizontal wood
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Vertical siding with metal roof
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house
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White board and batten siding with silver metal roof. Roof line.
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straight siding, dormers
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Circles
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landscaping in front
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house
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vertical siding
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dormers
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board and batten siding
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Ranch, more pics
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Board and Batten/Metal Roof
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Board&Batten Siding, Galvanized Roof
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ranch facade w board & batten
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same exterior style! but light and white-ish. it looks so clean and refreshing
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idea for exterior
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Yellow door board & batten
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Siding
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chiens assis toit
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simple and straight to the point
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Ranch
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ranch with clever cheap siding to update
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Clean, modern lines.
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dormers
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Vertical board and batten.
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siding
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Siding
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Siding
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Ranch & Board & Batton
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Ranch home
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updating a ranch
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Love, love, love exterior!
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Clapboard siding
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board and batten, and giant open floor plan
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updated
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front door
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Vertical hardie wide plank
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Personality curb appeal
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Plants along curb
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Board-and-batten rancher
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Siding
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board and barton siding
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Ranch exterior
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Add dormers new siding
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Rancher
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menlo park ranch
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Grasses
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general remodel
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Exterior except make it 2 stories
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Setting
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Exterior white board and batten siding.
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This exterior would blend nicely with existing house on property.
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??
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light colored metal roof
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Batton and board siding white house
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Batten Board
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vertical lines
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exterior
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varied materiality
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Everything
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Tin roof
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retirement ranch with metal roof for off the grid
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December 11, 2013
the ( so simple-you can't believe it slipped your mind) concept of changing drab,overused,too/econo,wood colored- board&batten...into an inviting,classy ( but still ranch) ambiance,just by painting white...I am bowled over by this simplistic & economical,but drastic change to aesthetics...great salutations & thanks miss shirlymetka !!!!!
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
December 11, 2013
new exterior improves ranch house look
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But in brick...
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Idea for front clear story windows
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entrance
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White board and batten freshens ranch house curb appeal
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Think about 3-4 rectangular Windows's in front room and in the rec room
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exterior
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view
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What do you like about this photo?simle landscaping works here
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Vertical Yellow door Metal roof. All these elements are too much. In moderation they would work
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batten siding for cottage
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windows in roof for added light
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roof
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All white
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metal roof/
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Nice siding
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Don't overlook adaptability. Sometimes all a ranch house needs is a new skin. White board and batten siding gives a familiar form a fresh, new look here.
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ranch house
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I want white board and batten and a metal roof!
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for the outside of Heatherton house
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style,siding,roof,dormers, front door
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Lines
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dormer windows
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Ranch make over
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Roof
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Roof
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siding
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entrance
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Painted wood on the exterior looks great.
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like metal roof with board batten siding...looks great
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Love the feel of this
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I love what they've done with the board and batten
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the garage door and lights
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Lovely
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The exterior siding is a standard Batt and Board Siding using and exterior grade plywood with 1X3 vertical trim boards spaced evenly.
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dormers
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Brick improved
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Adaptability. Sometimes all a ranch house needs is a new skin. White board and batten siding gives a familiar form a fresh, new look here.
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simple space filler
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hmm….modern farmhouse?
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Dormer idea for rear kids bedroom
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Rancher in a new skin
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Small ranch siding and roof
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Siding
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. Adaptability. Sometimes all a ranch house needs is a new skin. White board and batten siding gives a familiar form a fresh, new look here.
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Adaptability. Sometimes all a ranch house needs is a new skin. White board and batten siding gives a familiar form a fresh, new look here.
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Adaptability. Sometimes all a ranch house needs is a new skin. White board and batten siding gives a familiar form a fresh, new look here.
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