The rancher is as American as apple pie and baseball. Ask any baby
boomer and most will admit to having grown up in this style of home.
Today's Before & After Friday features transformations
of this iconic post-World War II design.
Sorry the inset before photo is so small.
What an amazing house now:
Here's another before inset with dramatic results:
Let's oooh and aaah over more spectacular rancher renovations:
Here are photos of the rear of the house:
Last Fall, Deborah Wood Murphy of Trumeau Mirrors posted incredible photos
of her daughter's home renovation. The transformation is almost unbelievable:
Here's another rancher whose profile was
enhanced by the addition of a second story:
I'm going to close with today's pièce de ré·sis·tance:
(Well, two, actually!)
And, another Cinderella story:
I know! From ordinary ranchers to contemporary works of art.
My advice to anyone in the market for a home is to 1) find the
location you like and 2) check out older houses. Typically they
cost less per square foot and have incredible potential.
Have a wonderful weekend!