Houzz TV: 1960s Teardown Now a Bright and Airy Modern Farmhouse
After their three kids moved away to attend college, Olga and Eric Dean felt that their sprawling ranch house in North Tustin, California, was just too much house. To be closer to their children and the beach, they sold the house, moved into a rental property in nearby Costa Mesa and began looking for a house to fit their pared-down lifestyle. They found a 1960s home that suited their needs but required major attention. So they assembled a design and construction team to make sense of the chopped-up layout that had given the laundry room and powder room the best views in the house.
Architect Denis La Roche reconfigured the floor plan and worked with general contractor Jason Adams to raise the roof and add lots of windows to create a bright and airy modern-farmhouse-style home that feels more connected to its large backyard.