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Remodeled Raised Ranch House

Remodeled Raised Ranch House

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The house shown here looks very different from a traditional Raised Ranch. Yet this house began with many of the same features and the same problems. To add character and curb appeal, the owners of this home made several key modifications:
  • Created a focal point with a prominent roof gable
  • Added color and texture with cedar shingle and brick details
  • Created an intimate sheltered entry beneath an inset porch
  • Added two oversized windows - one in the gable and one by the entry - to expand light and views
  • Established a flowing entry to the home by placing the driveway and the plantings in a graceful curve
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