A row of round shrubs lines the concrete path in front of the home's well-manicured front yard. Sloping and steep rooflines are emphasized by a darker gray roof, creating an overall design rooted in Tudor style.
The owners of this Keck & Keck-designed ranch house wanted to add a second story. To keep its original aesthetic while expanding it, the renovation maintained the beams and passive solar features such as large soffits and window placement as well as the home's strong horizontal lines, volumetric squared masses and stacking square and rectangular forms.
Bold-white structural details on the portico of this ranch home define its contemporary style. Subtle colors allow the columns on the porch to take center stage while simple, glass-paned windows break up the gray siding color.
This split-level home was renovated to create more interior space. Outside, a wraparound deck with custom cable rails, sliding glass doors and exterior lighting were added to create a more modern look.
Origionally, the owners of this modern California home opted for a monochromatic grey facade. However, to show their personality and accent the double canted roof, they decided to add a pop of yellow at the front and sides. Board form concrete comprises the base of the structure, which is left exposed rather than painted.
In a setting this spectacular, the outdoor spaces are as essential as the indoor ones. The oceanfront bungalow takes advantage of its perch with a long, covered porch as well as a deck off the master bedroom.