Complete interior remodel and exterior facelift of a two-story ranch house

Mountain View Contemporary Ranch

Complete interior remodel and exterior facelift of a two story ranch house with false tudor detailing.

Our newlywed clients were first-time homebuyers. After we helped them assess the feasibility and cost of a significant remodel of this property before purchase, we were then retained to develop the design.

The existing house had good siting and ample floor area, so our main challenge was to both improve the floor plan and styling of the house on a relatively tight budget. Relocating the existing stair and removing several load bearing interior walls at the ground floor accomplished most of our spatial goals at a relatively low cost. Reconfiguring the upstairs yielded a much-improved master suite and more efficient bedrooms.

The owners did their own interior design, selecting all finishes and furnishings.

The entire exterior was refaced with new materials reflecting our youthful clients’ contemporary taste.

We assisted with the competitive bid process, and the owners ultimately selected a builder of our recommendation, Victor Zvarich of Victory Construction.

This project was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article on contemporary design renovations.


  • Scope of Work: Existing 2,745.9 s.f. habitable area two story home with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 463.8 s.f. garage (non-habitable area) and 76.3 s.f first floor alcove on a developed site. The entire existing 2,745.9 s.f. habitable area has been remodeled, and existing 76.3 s.f. alcove was converted to new habitable area. The new home features 2,822.2 s.f. habitable area two story home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with a 463.8 s.f. existing garage (non-habitable area) totaling 3,286 s.f.
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Project Cost: $500,001 – $750,000
  • Location: Mountain View, CA


Photography by Mark Pinkerton, VI360 Photography


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