Classic Ranch – Before and After

Fall 2007 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, Before & After                   Photography by Ed Gohlich

Before: Built in the 1940s, this home began as a garden-variety ranch. Despite a great suburban location, it sat on the market for more than a year; most potential buyers saw the bland exterior and never bothered to look inside.




After: Architect Ione R. Stiegler did look inside. She saw that a larger entrance was in order, as well as a minor rework of the floor plan to change traffice flow. Up front, a new attached garage eliminates the need for a yard-eating driveway. A front porch with tapered columns gives the home Craftsman Era appeal. Cedar shake shingles, divided-light windows, and crisp white trim draw teh attention of passersby.

Additional photos of this home can be viewed here.

Project Manager: Joseph M. Reid