Crestview Ranch

Sixty years ago, this ranch in the south Denver suburbs began life as a three-bedroom starter home. Over the years it gained a finished basement but needed a more substantial update to address the typical shortcomings of homes from that era: small bedrooms, not enough bathrooms, limited closet space, and a choppy floor plan.

Level 1 Plan, Before
Level 1 Plan, Before
Level 1 Plan, After
Level 1 Plan, After

Extending the house 12 feet to the rear created space for a new primary suite with a large bathroom and closet and a larger second bedroom with its own closet. The dining room moved to its own space overlooking the back porch and patio, and the kitchen was enlarged and opened up to flow into the living room.

A view of the new kitchen
The new open-plan kitchen

Removing the wall between the existing kitchen and living/dining area allows light to fill the entire space.

The new dining room
The new dining room opens directly to the porch and back yard

A separate dining room takes advantage of mountain views to the west through large windows and a sliding glass door that leads to a covered porch and back yard patio space for outdoor living.

The primary bedroom suite has its own private patio
The primary suite's shower
The double vanity in the primary suite bathroom
The primary suite’s bathroom features a large double vanity and shower

A full primary bedroom suite with its own bathroom allows the family’s children to have their own bathroom, and gives the parents a private space complete with its own outdoor patio.

The back porch and patio
A back porch with mountain views opens on to a stamped concrete patio with fire pit