The entryway planter of this traditional home is brimming with eclectic and vibrant plants, including Pittosporum 'silver sheen', Liriope 'sunproof', Euphorbia, Boxwood, Helichrysum, Dietes, orange Abutilon and Heuchera.
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.