A Santa Monica Ranch House with Country Roots and California Style

Trust us: You’ve never seen a (rustic country style meets coastal chic with industrial accents) space quite like this ranch house in Santa Monica. Massive skylights, barn-inspired architectural details, washes of ocean-inspired color and traditional cabinetry and fabrics interact beautifully in this charismatic home.

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Photo By: Roger Davies

Colonial-Industrial Ranch House Front Entrance

The exterior of this ranch house in Los Angeles' Santa Monica neighborhood borrows from classic farmhouse precedents, with lap siding and a standing-seam metal roof giving it a more rural feel.

Country Wood-Paneled Foyer and Blue Mirror

In this foyer, white oak wall and ceiling panels pay homage to old barn interiors. To connect the house with its coastal California location, designers used a blue color palette throughout the rooms. Here, the foyer gets a gray-blue hardwood floor and a blue mirror.

Contemporary Dining Room With Watercolor Wallpaper

Architects elevated the low profile of this ranch home with high, vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light coming in through skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. In the dining room, the design influence was the nearby Pacific Ocean with blue-green watercolor wallpaper and a sea glass-inspired chandelier.

Transitional Living Room With Paneled Doorway

This living room wins the day when it comes to cozy with its expansive, built-in bookshelves, fireplace and unique doorway. For the doorway, designers created a paneled white oak vestibule in a classic barn shape to transition from the dining room into the living room. So many skylights open the space to the outdoors.

Ceiling Beams and Skylight

Let there be natural light! This unique skylight, positioned in between the home's living room and kitchen, straddles a centralized beam and allows light to pour into the open concept space. The other exposed beams are made from preserved oak.

Neutral Open Plan Kitchen With Skylight

Designers went for a farmhouse aesthetic in this kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets, exposed ceiling beams and hanging lantern pendants. Sunlights pours into the room via a skylight.

Transitional Family Room With Blue Sofa

Dark beams give articulation to the ceiling, adding depth and calling attention to its height. Large windows along two walls let in lots of natural light. The layout is open concept, but curtains at the doorway can divide this family room from the adjacent formal living room to give both areas more privacy.

Transitional Dining Nook With Geometric Pendant

Breakfast gets a cozy, stylish upgrade in this breakfast nook that mixes farmhouse charm (plank board walls, a built-in banquette) and graphic, modern elements (the blue patterned upholstery) for its aesthetic.

White Country Powder Room With Paneling

To make this powder room feel bigger, designers gave the plank board paneling a coat of glossy, white paint that bounces light around the space.

Neutral Mediterranean Master Bedroom With Double Doors

To give the master bedroom a sense of indoor outdoor living, architects installed double doors that open out onto a patio. The ceiling is vaulted and paneled in pale gray plank boards, enhancing the light-filled, open mood.

White Cottage Master Bathroom and Chair

Get dressed with the morning sun! This dressing table gets primo natural lighting thanks to a window right above it as well as a skylight in the back of the master bathroom.

Gray Master Bathroom With Oak Beams

In this master bathroom, designers used a neutral palette throughout the space to weave a sense of serenity. They brought in visual interest via texture: a marble tile backsplash, glossy tub deck, graphic tiled floor and reclaimed oak beams on the ceiling. For natural light, there's a large skylight over the tub—heavenly!

Cottage Kid's Bedroom With Red Window Seat

This charming kid's room is filled to the brim with pattern. But a few key design rules keep them from feeling overwhelming: The wallpaper's light-colored, dainty pattern takes a backseat to the bolder shades and prints of the bedspread, headboard and window seat. Large sections of solid colors give the eye a place to rest.

Contemporary Kids' Bathroom With Blue Graphic Shade

For this bathroom, shared by the homeowners' two children, designers wanted the look to be both fun and sophisticated. They selected the graphic floor tiles for their sense of playfulness and intrigue, and tempered the tiles' boldness with more muted, simple finishes for the vanity and walls.

Bathtub in Kid's Bathroom

Gray subway tiles surround the bathtub and shower in this kid's bathroom and help distinguish it from the bold, patterned floor.

Blue Cottage Kid's Bathroom With Striped Floor

This kid's bathroom (lucky little one!) was designed with youthful whimsy and imagination in mind. Plank boards were installed horizontally on the walls to make the room feel and look wider. The robin's egg blue gets jazzed up by gray-and-white striped tiles on the floor and a speckled shade.

Contemporary Kid's Bedroom With Orange Shades

For this kid's bedroom, designers strived for a look that was whimsical, but also sophisticated enough to grow along with its owner. Complementary colors blue and orange combine warm and cool tones for a balanced feel.

Country Laundry Room With Stainless Steel Counters

This laundry room makes utilitarian tasks ever so much more inviting with its plentiful natural light and well-thought-out design. Ample countertops give room for folding. There's also a sink, an in-wall ironing machine and storage for cleaning supplies. Sleek stainless steel countertops reflect the sunlight from the clerestory windows.

Bluestone Patio With Dining Table

To carry the farmhouse aesthetic outdoors, designers used a roughly-cut stone table and rush-back-and-seat chairs for the outdoor dining area. Bluestone for the patio and the cool tint of the dining room windows extends the blue color scheme outside.

Patio and Back Exterior

Architects kept the house's original L-shape design, and used it to divide the home into public and private spaces. The kitchen and family rooms are on one side of the L. The dining room and foyer are in the center. The left of the L contains bedrooms, private bathrooms and workspaces.

Pool & Cabana

This cabana has a secret identity: By day, it's a poolhouse serving the pool, terrace and barbecue area. By night, it's a guest house! Its lap siding and metal framed doors connect it visually with the main house.

Gray Elevated Deck & Cabana

The home's outdoor spaces are as fun as the indoor ones with an elevated deck, outdoor kitchen and pool area with pool house. Decor in blue and gray unify these areas with the main house's interior.

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