1950’s Ranch Home Entry Addition
The 1950s ranch home entry addition made a big difference! A dormer roof was added and the front of the home was extended over five feet. The new entry hall has skylights, clerestory windows, and glass block sidelights to make it bright, cheerful, and welcoming. After exploring every option available, the homeowners decided to embark on three additions to their ranch-style home, to make it fit their lifestyle. One of the additions was to expand the entry and adjacent atrium (which became the husband’s new den). There was only four feet of clear space between the door and an adjacent wall in the original entry hall! A dormer roof was added, which allowed installation of skylights on both sides of the structural beam, and two clerestory windows. The visual line of the clerestory windows was extended using glass blocks on both sides of the new entry door. The remodeled home maintained architectural integrity with other homes in the neighborhood, and inspired other homeowners to upgrade their homes.