The homeowners of a 3,500-square-foot private residence in St. Charles, IL, sought to make some significant changes to the structure of their ranch, while still maintaining its mid-century character. The renovation included the addition of a master suite, as well as a new kitchen with a two-story indoor/outdoor stone wall cutting through the middle of the house, including the roof, to visually separate the living space from the private master suite.
“We purchased the house five years ago; it was built in 1957,” said Chris Barone, the owner and acting general contractor of the property. “We wanted to add an addition to the house that looked seamless. We wanted this wall to look like it was there the whole time. We saw that in a bunch of homes around our area that were being torn down and rebuilt into something else. We really wanted to keep that mid-century look that doesn’t look ostentatious and blends well.”