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Single Story Ranch-Style Whole House Remodel in Pasatiempo

Back Exterior, Patio, Fountain


Built in the ’60’s in the Pasatiempo golf community, this single level ranch home had been well taken care of but no remodeling or upgrades had ever been done. A complete remodel plan allowed the owners to re-imagine the style of their living space. From a plain ranch style to a sophisticated home with an interior that reflects their taste, our architect checked all the right boxes. The homeowners were looking to completely change the floorplan and exterior appearance but keep the single level convenience so they could enjoy the home well into the future. They were also interested in recycling as much of the old structure as possible, donating the well-preserved fixtures and salvageable lumber to an area recycling company.

The dark, cramped kitchen needed to be completely re-thought. Outdated cabinets, lack of counter space, dated light fixtures all needed to be replaced. The owners were looking to add a butler’s pantry off the dining room.


Without adding to the original footprint of the structure, space was gained by reconfiguring the home’s original layout. The roof line was changed and interior walls removed. With higher ceilings and more light, the home has an open, spacious feel.

Taking space from the living room once the walls were removed and the floorplan opened, there was more room. A free-standing island now sits in the space that had once been the wall that closed off the original kitchen. Room for double ovens, an espresso machine, floor to ceiling Sub Zero refrigerator, and ample storage create a comfortable workspace. The built-in desk has the appearance of a free-standing piece of furniture. A Butler’s pantry is accessible through an opening next to the refrigerator. Glassware and a temperature-controlled wine storage unit are conveniently located near the dining room. Plenty of recessed lighting, pendant lights over the island, under cabinet lighting and in-cabinet lights brighten the space. The granite countertop on the island has a pleasing curve and the natural wood finish on the base contrasts with the classic painted cabinets. There is a toe-kick vac pan that connects with the central vacuum. No more dust pans!

The entire home was rebuilt to reflect the homeowner’s Traditional aesthetic. The style is a mix of classic elements pulled from homes past with modern elements of home design. Dark stained hardwood floors run throughout the home, rich crown moulding details, ample baseboards and columns, and plenty of built in storage throughout, suggests richness and comfort. Curves are a traditional home’s style elements. This is reflected in the kitchen island, the hallway openings, primary bath details and fireplace mantles, and even in the mirror frames in the bathrooms.

Board and batten siding was replaced with Hardy plank shiplap. A slate roof makes the home more fire resistant and complements the new facade. Adding an outdoor kitchen and fireplace to the neatly organized garden area allows for an additional entertaining space to enjoy the mild climate.


This remodel was right in so many ways from recycling the old structure to looking to the future with a single level floor plan that flows, an outdoor garden and entertaining area that is easy to maintain, and exterior finishes that are made to last a lifetime.

Before & After Photos

Front Exterior After Kitchen Remodel
Single Ranch-Style Whole House Remodel in Pasatiempo After Kitchen Remodel
AFTER After Kitchen Remodel
Kitchen After Kitchen Remodel
BEFORE After Kitchen Remodel
Hall Bathroom After Kitchen Remodel
Mantle, Built-ins, Archway After Kitchen Remodel

Location — Pasatiempo, CA

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