Sunny California Ranch House Restoration Magic

Irwin Weiner ASID - Coming from South Africa to the United States, I enjoy homes that celebrate the sun, and there was hardly a more ardent sun worshipper than architect Cliff May, considered to be the Father of the California Ranch House. My next house will definitely be ranch style - you can do so much in updating a ranch home. Look at the proof in today's featured video; master architect/land planner Barry Berkus, worked on the restoration of a Cliff May home north of Santa Barbara, and you'll see a celebration of sun, light, and air.

I'm sure that at one time, the heavy timbers and natural woven materials on the ceiling were brown and added visual weight to the rooms. I applaud the decorating choice to paint them all white and let the rooms soar with an airy lightness!

DESIGN2SHARE TIPS: Here's a fun photo review of a favorite Cape Town furniture store that celebrates "sun style" home decor.

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