Rancher Retrofit

Originally built in 1953, we gutted, keeping only three walls and a portion of the basement, added a bump-out and addition doubling the square footage and modernizing to the latest in building science and universal design.

All of these fine photos taken by the talented and lovely Andrea Hubbell.
Recycled 50's Rancher
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Imagine this home as red brick, no gables, a limited porch and a rectangular box. All that remains of the original structure are three walls and part of the original basement. We added everything you see including a bump-out and addition for a gourmet, eat-in kitchen, family room, expanded master bedroom and bath. And the home blends nicely into the neighborhood without looki...More
“Ranch redo; this whole project is great!” — fabcrab
Rancher Retrofit
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Back in the day, architects must've been proud to display the chimney by designing the home with it facing the street. Our challenge on this project was doubling the square footage, including the basement, but maintaining the street profile because the lot was narrow.
“Check out the after” — jstockmoe
Recycled 50's Rancher
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The original house, built in 1953, was a red brick, rectangular box. All that remains of the original structure are three walls and part of the original basement. We added everything you see including a bump-out and addition for a gourmet, eat-in kitchen, family room, expanded master bedroom and bath. And the home blends nicely into the neighborhood without looking bigger (wi...More
“Overhang” — giaconde
Recycled 50's Rancher
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Side view of bump-out and addition. All that remains of the original structure are three walls and part of the original basement. We added everything you see including a bump-out and addition for a gourmet, eat-in kitchen, family room, expanded master bedroom and bath. And the home blends nicely into the neighborhood without looking bigger (wider) from the street. Every city ...More
“paint colors” — tatianapapock
Recycled 50's Rancher
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Original home just a red brick box, no porch or gable. All that remains of the original structure are three walls and part of the original basement. We added everything you see including a bump-out and addition for a gourmet, eat-in kitchen, family room, expanded master bedroom and bath. And the home blends nicely into the neighborhood without looking bigger (wider) from the s...More
“Roof” — ebarber777
Recycled 50's Rancher
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Houzz doesn't permit before pictures so imagine this home as red brick, no gables, a limited porch and a rectangular box. Street view from front porch door. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“White railing” — orvieknorr
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Do I like this?” — lisavanderkuip
Rancher Retrofit
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Ahhh, so spacious, the original galley kitchen typical in early 50's ranchers. This picture makes it look bigger than it actually was, could barely get a shot the space was so narrow. Did families loathe being in the kitchen back then? Nowadays everyone wants to hang out there. We transformed into a farm style, gourmet kitchen with both a bump out and addition.
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Island” — showie70
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Wine center and pull out for kitchen aid” — angela1204
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Cabinet color” — sdbh0520
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Spice” — showie70
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Awesome kitchen and storage options!” — Blue Snowdrop Photography
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“backsplash” — anechkam
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Sink” — stephdav21
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“unique design with hot water faucet” — luejean
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“cabinets” — anechkam
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Micro in the pantry” — msnjen23
Cramped Cooking Space to Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen
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I don't know how architects in the 50's expected families to function in the kitchen, maybe they figured if the space was cramped enough, everyone would stay out of dear old Mom's way, or maybe most of the designers back then were fresh off submarine duty. The original kitchen in this ranch was not much wider than a hallway and about ten feet long. This kitchen face-lift was r...More
“Kitchen aid” — angela1204
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Wainscoting, paint color” — stephdav21
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Paint color” — valenzum
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“directional sign” — khigg9
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Window Trim” — chocoholic1
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Use this kind of border with the tile in the half bath” — Kathy Wiggins
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Fixtures” — howellca
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“ceiling and fan with blue walls” — brunswickga1
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Love the floor tile” — lwransone
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Beadboard in front of tub” — ali49980
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Master Shower Tile” — 943nlphl
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“Interesting tub” — beehouse1
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“shelve on bottom” — yghayes
All NEW within old walls
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Other rooms completely renovated or built new. Photo courtesy Andrea Hubbell
“floor & tub granite” — pennypebbles
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