Baylor Residence

Ranch Remodel with Prairie-Style Influence

Adding a second-floor master bedroom suite and a kitchen/family room addition has expanded this single-family house, located on a creek in the town of Ross. The home also underwent a complete interior remodel. The existing architecture of the house was elevated from a non-descript rancher to a more contemporary design with Prairie-style influences including continuous bands of windows, horizontal siding and a welcoming entry pergola. The house was reorganized to respond to the year-round temperate weather. French doors from the living room and family rooms open out to new terraces while a two-story kitchen with clerestory windows provides a sunny focal point for family gatherings. The entire house was raised three feet in response to the severe flooding that occurred in the winter of 2006. Sophisticated finishes, such as walnut flooring, tumbled marble, bluestone paving, and custom cabinetry create a rich environment, while still maintaining a casual, highly livable home for this family of five.