Private Residence

Madison, WI


A young family with two children purchased a 1940’s ranch requiring considerable work, not just to make it livable but to reflect their contemporary design taste.


The major elements of the exterior design include:

1. A simple, clean and fresh siding  treatment of using board and panel formats
2. New retaining walls to provide for a safe and inviting car court.
3. Reconfigured front porches with an open railing.
4. Entry addition with natural clerestory lighting.


The major living spaces were reconfigured, highlighted by relocated the kitchen at the intersection of the living and family room and opening up to the backyard and its grove of trees - their own little forest.

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