By reconfiguring existing space in their San Francisco home, lighting experts Nancy McCoy and Peter Judge were able to remodel a typical '60s ranch into an open, light-filled home with interior details that reflect the way this busy, creative couple live and work. Before-and-after photos illuminate the transformation of the once-ordinary front entry, the outdated kitchen, and the faux-lava fireplace.
To learn more tricks this couple used to remodel their home, read Personalizing an Everyday Ranch in the August/September 2007 issue of Fine Homebuilding.
Before: Containers could only do so much to dress up this ranch's unexceptional entry.
Photo by: Nancy McCoy
After: A clue to what lies within. Because the original entry was too impersonal, the new owners warmed it up by wrapping the vestibule in clear-finished Douglas fir sidng and trim. New side lites and wall-sconce add light from two directions.