Ranch-Style Home Remodel, Sonoma County

This 1950’s Ranch-style home situated among many tall Oaks in the Sonoma countryside had great bones. Built as a summer home to escape from the San Francisco fog, the new owners wanted to update and transform the home with a new generation of vision and aesthetic.


Ranch-style homes have distinct exterior and interior qualities. Our design team offered solutions to create open and inviting living spaces that enhanced the light and beauty of the home, without sacrificing the integrity of the authentic ranch style. We raised ceiling heights to expose the beautiful wooden beams and opened walls to create a strong architectural dynamic allowing the hidden beauty to shine through.


A 250-year old majestic Oak framing the home was encroaching on the foundation. We needed to relocate doors and windows to allow for the continuous growth of the majestic tree while enhancing the beautiful views around the property.


Stately Construction worked with the clients to customize and modernize their outdated Ranch-style house into an modern interpretation of spaciousness and comfort with a clear connection to the  outdoors.

“My wife and I acquired a Sonoma property while we were living on the Peninsula. We knew we needed a contractor to completely remodel the home prior to us moving in. Unfortunately, we could only make it to Sonoma on weekends to interview contractors. Chris Stately was the only contractor, out of five that we contacted, who agreed to meet us on a Saturday. Moreover, he spent over three hours simply walking around with us brainstorming what we needed to do. When he left us that day, my wife and I looked at each other and simultaneously agreed that Chris was our guy. We began work within weeks and we would visit religiously every Saturday. Chris would always meet us personally every weekend with progress reports in hand. He’d then walk the job with us taking us through every detail of what had been accomplished since our last visit. The quality of his work was excellent. He was mindful regarding our budget and he was incredibly creative in helping us make final decisions on design elements. His crew was friendly, respectful and extremely competent. I strongly recommend Stately Construction.”
— Bill Kern

Project Gallery

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Entry with door
wood floor
Family room
Living Room White
Bedroom remodel
Bathroom dry stack close
Bathroom with dry stack wall
Granite counter rough edge closeup
Rustic sink
Flower boxes
Dining room
Pergola entrance