The Next Level

A modest mid-century ranch style home is transformed to a rambling contemporary!


Tucked away in the darling area of Flemming Heights, was a tiny gem. This atomic bungalow brought you back to a simpler time.  Popularized in the 1950 and 60’s, the ranch style of house is recognized a long, close-to-the-ground profile, and minimal use of exterior and interior decoration.  Windows were placed higher to allow for the positioning of furniture inside. 

The California flat style roof was a popular choice when homeowners were considering the possibility of an additional story in the future, and that is exactly what happened around 75 years later!

Collindale After

A good rule of thumb when updating or renovating the exterior of a home is to preserve the style or some of the original character. I like that they chose a similar paint color as a throwback. Working within the existing footprint was another great idea.  The new look doesn’t over power the yard and the house still nestles nicely in the trees. 

 Expert tip: Paint your garage door the same colour as the body of your home to help it disappear.