Project Description


The owners of this classic, 1955 ranch-style home initially needed an addition to create more functional space to be used as dedicated children’s bedrooms and storage.  Early in the design process, however, the team of owner, contractor, and architect quickly realized that the home’s layout was simply not conducive to their daily lives, and entire rooms would need to be relocated in conjunction with an addition to create a truly workable solution.

The existing master bedroom suite, the existing entry, the formal living room, and the family room were the only rooms that remained in their existing locations.  A detached garage was demolished to accommodate a backyard expansion in the form of a children’s wing.  A new two-car garage with a workshop and attic storage was built in the front of the house, in keeping with the ranch style of the home.  The kitchen, utility room, and new pantry were relocated to the other side of the house, adjacent to the garage, for ease of access.  An enlarged foyer and a new formal dining room off the kitchen were carved out of existing bedrooms and bathrooms.  The former kitchen and dining room became a new study and guest suite.  The new bedroom wing addition created a courtyard space around the rest of the home where a pool is a focal point from inside and outside the home.

Project Team: Robert Steinbomer, AIA, Jennifer Vrazel, AIA, Ben Pruett, AIA

Conractor: RisherMartin Fine Homes

Photo Credit: Paul Bardagjy