Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip: A Stylish '60s Ranch Reno

Mark Ballas and Derek Hough of Dancing With the Stars fame have teamed up to renovate a '60s-era ranch home with help from designer Andrew Gulyas. The plan is to then flip the house for a profit. Take the photo tour and see the finished product. Would you buy this house from two professional dancers?

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Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

To correct a maze-like front entrance and choppy floorplan, Mark and Derek opted for removing walls and opening up some spaces. The structural alterations made way for this striking new entryway leading to a masssive great room and adjoining kitchen.

Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

In the main part of the house, all doors and windows were replaced. The larger windows and sliding doors let in plenty of natural light and brighten up the space as seen here in the remodeled living room.

Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

The kitchen was completely made over with new cabinetry, modern appliances, updated lighting and a new kitchen island.

Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

The formal dining area is just off the great room is now easily accessible from the kitchen.

Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

Designer Andrew Gulyas was integrally involved with the project from start to finish. His clean, contemporary aesthetic is evident in the new master bedroom.

Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

The master suite includes this luxurious, spa-like bath with oversized glass-enclosed shower and extra large tub.

Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

A dated terrace and railing were removed to open up the backyard and make room for this brick patio and deck.

Front Entry, Exterior

A dated front door was replaced with this wide new entrance highlighted with custom glass and woodwork painted in slate blue.

First Impressions

Brilliantly colorful art hung in the foyer makes a strong and immediate visual statement against the bright white walls and muted blue of the painted woodwork.

Foyer and Great Room

Throughout the house, old flooring was removed and replaced with new oak hardwood creating a more unified look.

Great Room, Dining Area

The oak flooring was left with a light, natural finish in keeping with the bright and airy feel of the great room.

Great Room, Dining Area

Overhead lighting for the dining area is provided by this distinctive iron pendant fixture with glass globe shade.

Great Room, Dining Area, Detail

Living Room

From a design and construction standpoint, the renovation was divided into four distinct phases: the main living area, the front rooms, the home exterior and the master suite.

Living Room

In the living room, a light color palette helps bring a bright and open feel to a space that formerly felt dark and closed in.

Living Room, Patio View

Large sliding glass doors bring plenty of natural light into the interiors and allow for striking views onto the newly landscaped backyard.

Family Room

A console table made with reclaimed wood adds a touch of the natural in an otherwise contemporary setting.

Family Room, Detail

The palette in the family room is deliberately monochromatic but makes use of varied patterns and textures to add interest. 

Family Room, Detail

Copper and and dark-stained wood bring touches of warmth. 

Great Room, Patio View

Home Exterior, Backyard

The backyard was opened up by removing a dated terrace, trellis and railing. New siding and stucco help dress up the home's exterior.

Home Exterior, Backyard Landscaping

The updated backyard landscaping includes new retaining walls and an herb garden.

Home Exterior

The bay window of the master bath gets fresh stucco and a new roof.

Kitchen

The kitchen renovation includes a new island, quartz countertops, custom Shaker cabinets, stainless appliances and subway tile for the backsplash.

Kitchen

The new island provides extra seating, a generous serving and prep area and additional storage. The new cabinetry is equipped with soft-close drawers and doors.

Kitchen, Detail

The home's previous owners took the kitchen cabinets and appliances with them so, by default, the renovation had to include all new cabinetry and appliances.

Kitchen, Detail, Farmhouse Sink

A white farmhouse sink contrasts nicely with the charcoal gray countertops.

Kitchen, Detail

White subway tile with dark gray grout provides a classic look and nice balance within the kitchen's contemporary design.

Kitchen Decor

Kitchen Decor

Master Bedroom

The upgrade to the master suite was the final phase in the renovation.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

The original windows and plantation style shutters were removed and replaced with a large sliding glass door that opens onto the backyard.

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bedroom, Detail

Master Bath

In the master suite, the bedroom opens directly onto both the walk-in closet and spa-style bath.

Master Closet

To help meet budget, Andrew suggested salvaging the original shelving in the walk-in closet and undertaking a more modest improvement by simply repainting and upgrading with new hardware and new oak flooring.

Master Bath

A dated '70s bathroom was updated to create this luxurious new space with custom cabinets, granite countertops and dual vanities.

Master Bath

An old hot-tub was removed to make room for a new custom glass-enclosed shower and spa-style bathtub.

Master Bath

In addition to cosmetic improvements, the bathroom reno included replacement of the old galvanized pipes with copper. Leaving old, outdated plumbing in place could have reduced the selling value of the house.

Master Bath, Glass Shower

The oversized shower in the master is finished in white Italian marble with dark gray porcelain floor tiles.

Master Bath, Detail

The master shower includes this marble bench seat.

Master Bath, Detail

Master Bath, Detail

Guest Bath

The guest bath has a large shower with subway tile surround and chrome fixtures.

Guest Bath, Detail

Design Debut

Derek Hough and Mark Ballas can now add home improvement and renovation to their skill sets. After purchase price and renovation costs, they were able to realize an equity proceed of nearly $300,000 on their first house flip.

Now Go Behind the Scenes

You've seen the rooms, now check out this behind the scenes gallery with web-exclusive photos of Mark, Derek and crew at work and at play.