San Diego Ranch Mid-Century Master Plan

Unlike many of the homes we work with, the layout of this 1961 ranch has been unchanged since its construction. Besides some refurbish and refinishing work by the current owners, the home is fully original. 

Pinterest research

Target Areas

Three Schemes for improved Kitchen and Living spaces

Kitchen Comparison

Updated Flooring

Raising the ceiling and adding skylights


The design focused on modernizing the original kitchen with practical cooking space while staying connected to its Mid-century origins.

Hardiness an longevity being important principals for the clients, a prominent goal was a kitchen design that could last as equally long as its cookery counterpart. 

Connecting well to the adjacent social spaces seemed a no brainer for this closed-off kitchen. The resulting solutions each present an open yet distinct space that flows together with the rest of the house. 

Existing House