A two-phase renovation changes this house from outdated to outstanding.
Synopsis: Patrick Ousey and Pam Chandler of FAB Architecture designed this renovated ranch house in Austin, Texas. The transformation was in two phases: The existing 1100-sq.-ft. house was extensively remodeled in just two months, allowing the homeowner to move in while the second phase–the replacing of a carport with an office and media room–got underway.
On a tight budget and even tighter schedule, this 1930s ranch in Austin, Texas, was transformed into a spacious and bright modern residence. To allow the owner to move in quickly, the first phase of the redesign called for the remodeling of the existing 1100-sq.-ft. home. Within the two-month period alloted for reconstruction, the walls separating the kitchen and dining room from the living room were removed, new kitchen cabinets and overhead lighting were installed, and the two bathrooms original to the house were remodeled. Built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace were removed,…