Making a Better Ranch
An exterior remodel and some thoughtful landscaping give a 1960s dinosaur new life
Ranch houses are ubiquitous, but they don’t have to be ugly, especially if they sit on a mountain site. Architect Tina Govan took a 1960s ranch that was covered in white vinyl and brick, and using cedar shingles and flagstone, she transformed it into a house that feels as if it belongs in its setting. Govan also designed arbors, outdoor spaces, and a screened porch that make a stronger connection between the house and its surroundings.