It was the blank canvas they needed to create a warm, modern home that also satisfied their nostalgia.
LA CAÑADA RANCH
As one of the owners of this La Canada Ranch summarized, “like many Boomers, we wanted to live in the house we grew up in.” Which were, for this couple, 1950s Ranch houses (one in Florida and one in California.) To do this, meant selling their two-story Spanish Colonial Revival and purchasing this 1941 home, with its Cliff-May look-alike exterior and its much more outdated and traditional interior. However, it was the blank canvas they needed to create a warm, modern home that also satisfied their nostalgia.
To accomplish this, the house was enlarged, improving the Master bedroom and bathroom. Flat ceilings were removed and vaulted to unify the home, while also gaining volume and proportion. Interior finishes were updated throughout the home, including a modern kitchen.