SHED Restores a 1959 Ranch House in Seattle

When homeowners bought this 1959 house in Seattle, it was in dire need of some love so they hired SHED Architecture & Design to bring it back to life. The home has previously undergone many remodels completely taking away its mid-century charm. Once SHED came on board, they stripped the house back to its bones and revitalized its original character while making it functional for modern living. The Madison Park Ranch House design features a cohesive aesthetic thanks to the use of timeless materials, an open layout, and a color palette that honors its history, helping to merge the past with the future.

Exterior ranch house design

landscape in front of house

garden walkway

full exterior of the ranch house design

Structures that had filled the backyard were removed to make way for a landscaped space complete with a fire pit and lower patio. Up the stairs is a deck that expands the kitchen to the outside via large sliding glass door.

modern fireplace

Sideview of fireplace

patio ranch house design

side vide of modern kitchen

The new kitchen includes a massive island that provides plenty of room to prep, cook, eat, and socialize with friends and family. A series of skylights amp up the natural light that enters the space.

Expansive kitchen

interior kitchen

dining table next to kitchen

entrance into the ranch house design

Expressed aggregate concrete tiles cover most of the interior flooring, matching pavers used outdoors.

Living room

interior ranch house design

Couches in living room

living room in ranch house

ranch house design bathroom

The bathrooms were overhauled with a minimalist design that also improved their functionality.

bathroom closeup

Photos by Rafael Soldi.

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Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.