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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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May 13, 2014
Harvest House Craftsmen wrote:
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Yes, color of the roof, please? Is this zinc? galvalume?
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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
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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!
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May 26, 2013
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What color is the paint? Thanks. - What color is the paint? Thanks.
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Irene Leyva
paint color????
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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.
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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
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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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1kiago added this to 1kiago's Ideas
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metal roof…..simple plantings
katiemist added this to Wood Floor
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javamamajess added this to vintage ranch
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I like the pop ups on the roof.
nattyec7 added this to nattyec7's Ideas
last Friday
Yellow door
blockhead2 added this to Cherry
October 17, 2014
Board n batten
lynnutefan added this to Home exterior
October 14, 2014
Cover the brick
jrdesane added this to jrdesane's Ideas
October 12, 2014
Contemporary Ranch Renovation. Reuse painted white cedar shakes.
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October 11, 2014
Siding and roof
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October 10, 2014
ugly roof
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October 4, 2014
Board and batten
Christina Danovsky added this to AZ
September 30, 2014
add dormers to the entire roof to raise the roof line
Thelma Jarvis Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka added this to House styles
September 21, 2014
Ranch is popular being all on one level
Sujiana Akip added this to sujiana_akip's ideas
September 21, 2014
White ranch
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September 19, 2014
exterior siding and roof
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September 18, 2014
Nice siding
ahristov added this to External House Ideas
September 16, 2014
Painting of siding
igloo99 added this to igloo99's ideas
September 13, 2014
simple, large windows for light
hfarnell added this to Exterior Ideas
September 11, 2014
Board and batten - too much!!
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September 10, 2014
siding and roof
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September 8, 2014
Ranch to farmhouse
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ranch home, siding and roof
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September 8, 2014
white paint
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September 4, 2014
Exterior siding
Liz Chapman added this to LibertyStreet Front Elevation Ideas:
September 1, 2014
remodel of ranch with board/batten design
Lila Lee added this to lila_lee's ideas
August 30, 2014
easy way to update a ranch house
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August 29, 2014
metal roof, bead board
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Ranch remodel
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planting along driveway
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Ranch outside
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Mid century
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August 11, 2014
Love this house
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August 9, 2014
Paint one color
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August 7, 2014
roofing and roof pitch
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landscaping and color
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August 6, 2014
Ranch style
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August 6, 2014
Long/Low; accessibility; steel roof; extended overhangs. Don't like: One wing is garage facing front-too much like snout houses.
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August 6, 2014
I like it! Board and batten siding for mstr bath addition.
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August 6, 2014
love this look
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August 6, 2014
En L
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August 4, 2014
Grey roof. White siding. The roof seams with the vertical siding is a bit much though.
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board and batten siding
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Grassy poufs along the edge
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July 29, 2014
similar footprint as my house
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July 28, 2014
exterior option
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July 25, 2014
White batt and board siding
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What board and batten siding Metal roof
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Ranch home new siding
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Board & batten + standing seam. Too busy?
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July 13, 2014
similar to Emerald Grove with face lift
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July 12, 2014
White House, silver metal roof
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July 12, 2014
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July 7, 2014
i do NOT care for this vertical siding
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July 7, 2014
modern farmhouse small
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July 5, 2014
Love the look of this siding amd the interior remodel
Heather Haugan added this to exterior design
July 5, 2014
What a fantastic idea for a u-shaped ranch! Beautiful, simple yard as well!
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July 3, 2014
Updated roof w/dormers, siding....
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June 29, 2014
New siding
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June 24, 2014
Board and Batten
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June 23, 2014
siding looks new and clean and could work if stone or metal is incorporated into the design as well.
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June 22, 2014
not crazy about board and batten and standing seam the same width
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June 22, 2014
Lack of bushes next to house
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June 10, 2014
Simple. Just add up
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board and batten siding and metal roof
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June 5, 2014
Clean look
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board and batten
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May 26, 2014
Dormer windows
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May 26, 2014
white ranch style with silver roof
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May 20, 2014
rocks around tree, grasses & rocks by curb
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Bat and board/ tin roof
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chimney and board
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May 13, 2014
Love this exterior.
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board & batten modernizes ranch exterior
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bark meets the grass
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Siding and roof line
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Ranch redo
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updated board and batten style, metal roof
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love this look
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May 5, 2014
I would love this if this was our home.
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Contemporary Ranch
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May 3, 2014
Like the landscape
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board and batt, metal roof
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curb apeal
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metal roof
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Small dormers
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Batten board siding
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April 28, 2014
white with yellow door
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April 27, 2014
love siding
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board and batten with great look
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grasses in front
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Board and Batten Siding
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wood siding (board and batten)
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Updated siding
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Metal roof
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Porch design
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April 18, 2014
Like the updated look.
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April 17, 2014
Ranch ideas
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April 17, 2014
I just bought an old farm house that has a lot of similarities. This home has a very clean look. I like the idea of less landscape around the house itself. The roof and both the entry and garage doors keeps the homes era present. Love it!
jcasale06 added this to jcasale06’s ideas
April 16, 2014
A nice way to incorporate a 2 car garage
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April 15, 2014
The only thing not to like is the white fireplace. The rest is fabulous.
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April 15, 2014
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April 14, 2014
board and batten - just not white
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April 14, 2014
Colors and fireplace placement
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April 12, 2014
ranch with board and batten
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April 12, 2014
Love the white exterior with board and batten! LOVE (I also love the door!)
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u shaped or l shaped addition
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board and batten siding example
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Modern Farmhouse
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board & batten, low profile
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Siding & roof
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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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March 25, 2014
paint color
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March 23, 2014
Southampton. Build out either side of the front.
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March 23, 2014
new siding and roof
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shed dormers as sky lights
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front extension
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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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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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March 12, 2014
Board and batten siding spruces up a ranch style home
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March 11, 2014
It makes the house so much more stylish.
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March 10, 2014
House siding
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March 9, 2014
Don't like the white paint scheme for my project, but love the modern farmhouse vibe of this remodeled ranch.
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metal roof ranch style
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vertical siding
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March 2, 2014
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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March 1, 2014
White b&b, gray roof
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February 27, 2014
like the board and batten and gray metal roof
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February 26, 2014
Metal roof w/ board and batten siding
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February 25, 2014
Exterior refresh would want horizontal wood
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Vertical siding with metal roof
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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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landscaping in front
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vertical siding
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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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