Project Reveal: Ranch House

This project was unlike anything I had done before...

I have lived in Palm Springs since 2003. Before this project, I had been invited behind the gates of this historic community -- which dates back to the 1930s -- just twice in over 15 years.

Imagine my delight when I received a call, asking if I would be interested in helping to renovate a 1936 ranch house, adding almost 2000 square feet to the original footprint, to accommodate the clients' five grown sons and their grandchildren.

This down-to-the studs renovation and expansion included:

  • adding a generous new kitchen

  • turning the old small kitchen space into a bar

  • adding four bedrooms and four en-suite baths

  • adding a bunk room and au pair suite

  • a new powder room

  • adding a "kids kitchen" and playroom in the new wing

My client wanted the interior to be crisp and bright. She has an aversion to muddy colors and grey. She loves the bunny rabbits that are native to the ranch and has a collection of bunny decor.