California Ranch House Redesigned With New England Charm

After moving from New England to the West Coast, a family in Los Angeles approached Jeff Troyer Associates to redesign their historic ranch house. The result is an open floor plan that proudly blends details of the past and present.

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Ranch House With Cheerful Exterior

Built in 1938, this single-family ranch house is located in The Oaks, a historic neighborhood in Los Angeles. Though the interior was recently reconfigured for a new family, the exterior is original to the home and is as cheerful as ever with a picket fence and blue shutters. 

Cottage-Style Entrance

With a picket fence covered in vines, this home has all the charm of a country cottage. A brick pathway leads visitors to the front door, where a traditional roof provides shade from the California sun. 

Closet Becomes Cozy Reading Nook

Just beneath the stairs, a renovated closet with plush pillows becomes the perfect place to read and relax. To the left, a small door leads to a playroom for the kids. 

Powder Room With Antique Mirror

Positioned above the marble-topped vanity, a gilded antique mirror adds depth and dimension to this transitional powder room. As a result, the space feels larger and more luxurious. 

Intimate Dining Room

Separated from the kitchen by a large arch, this dining room is clean, white and spacious. A large woven area rug softens the floor, while a wooden table and chairs create an intimate dining space. 

Kitchen Complete With Breakfast Bar

Beneath a large archway, two wooden stools and a counter create a cozy breakfast bar. While filling up on brunch, guests can enjoy a front-row view of the open kitchen. 

Kitchen Island For Extra Storage

Previously used in a chemistry lab, this antique table now serves as a large kitchen island with plenty of space for meal prep and storage. 

Show-Stopping Backsplash

To bring the outdoors inside, designer Jeff Troyer chose green subway tile for the backsplash in this open kitchen. The tile adds a playful pop of color and contrasts nicely with the farmhouse sink and cabinets. 

Breakfast Nook With Built-In Buffet

With a built-in buffet and two metal chairs, this bright breakfast nook offers plenty of seats for guests. A corner shelf above provides extra storage for cookbooks. 

Home Office

By using floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, designer Jeff Troyer differentiated this home office from the rest of the house. A traditional wooden desk paired with a leather sofa and woven rug give the space a collected look. 

Office Includes Bohemian Accents

Where a traditional desk and chair offer space for work, two bohemian rugs keep the office comfortable and relaxed. 

Gold Hardware Shines in Master Bath

In this master bathroom, gold hardware glitters against a sea of white walls and wooden drawers, making the space feel luxurious. Sconce lighting and an antique mirror help the room stay bright and well-lit for morning rituals.

Rain Shower

Sleek subway tile, gold fixtures and a large rain shower would make anyone long for this luxurious spa bathroom. 

Eclectic Library

Located just off the hall, this eclectic library boasts an impressive floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that's perfect for storing books and displaying prized possessions. An antique sofa and armchair adorned with bohemian accents give the room a collected feeling. 

Living Room

Clean white walls and a vaulted ceiling give this living room a spacious and airy look. The real star of the space, though, is the blue velvet sofa, which ties the design together and provides seating for guests. 

Guest Bathroom

With a single-vanity and private shower, this guest bathroom is ideal for friends and family who visit over the weekend. White subway tile and a black mosaic tile floor achieve an energetic yet sophisticated look.

Hallway Features Writing Desk

Situated at the end of a crisp white hallway, an antique writing desk brings character and charm to a newly-renovated home. 

Kids' Bathroom

Hand-painted Moroccan tile becomes a playful point of interest and adds movement to this kids' bathroom. Without drawers beneath the floating sink, the room feels larger and more open.

Mudroom

In this mudroom at the back of the house, a long wooden bench provides a seat where kids and guests can remove and store their shoes. Shelves and hooks help this space stays as organized as possible.

Private Backyard

Although located in Los Angeles, this single-family home seems more country than urban with it's lush garden. A brick pathway cuts through through the backyard, while a picket fence keeps the space quiet and private. 

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