Residential ArchitectureHousesConventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home

Architect: Ogawa Fisher Architects
Project: Inverness Way Residence
Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States
Photographer: Cesar Rubio

Description by architect: We transformed a conventional one-story ranch into a warm, open home with the flexibility to meet a young family’s growing and changing needs. Along the way, we worked closely with them to select materials and accents that convey their distinctive personalities.

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 1

Simple lines, inspired by mid-century modern design, connect walls, vaulted ceilings, and glass with minimal visual disruption and invite an abundance of natural light. The composition and placement of windows and skylights balance the need for light and views with the desire for space to highlight the owners’ art collection. The warm neutrals of the architecture give way to colorful details, such as bright-red kitchen pendants and eclectic bathroom tiles.

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 2

A new library tucked off the front entry houses the family’s book and toy collection, and opens to the expansive living room, dining room, and kitchen area—which accommodates both everyday family life as well as larger gatherings. In the more private rear yard, we added a master suite with a light-filled corner that enjoys unobstructed views.

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 3

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 4

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 5

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 6

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 7

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 8

Conventional One-Story Ranch Converted into a Warm and Open Home 9

Subscribe to our newsletter

Brutalist-Inspired Concrete House in Sao Paulo by UNA Arquitetos

A Brutalist-inspired house designed for a particular family, even when one always creates a project suitable to anyone. Tending to be more feminine than masculine, the house embraces a 50-year-old fruit tree (a Jabuticabeira) at the center of the plot.

Collection of Oak Furniture by Domus Arte Italia

The furniture manufactured from oak is definitely a quality one, and if creativity is present, this furniture can become charming. Such an interesting collection of oak furniture has been launched by the designers from Domus Arte.

Samsung Design Europe – New Statement Workplace in London

Samsung Design Europe’s move to 70 St Mary Axe reflects their constant drive for innovation and future-facing ideology. Oktra collaborated with the architects at McLaren Excell to detail and build a refined, timeless work environment

What are the Perfect Interior Paint Colors for Your Home?

In modern homes where the kitchen, living room, and dining room are frequently one enormous area, paint color is utilized to help define interiors and provide focal points in large featureless spaces.

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland

In the seemingly remote, granite hills of this northeast Victorian farm, Templeton was commissioned to create a weekend getaway. The Matilda house is situated on the same site that our client spent his childhood and is therefore layered with sentiment.

Recommended Stories