Built in the 1980s, this ranch house is a rare find in the Big Canoe community. Not only did it offer one-level living, but it is located on one of the neighborhood's few nearly-flat lots.
While the setting was great, the interior was dated, still containing many of its original fixtures. Additionally, the rooms lacked much character and were not set up for modern living.
The separate and large breakfast room and dining room which bookended the small kitchen were not necessary. Instead, the kitchen was moved to the dining room. The breakfast room then became the main dining room. This allowed for the former kitchen in the middle to become a generous pass-through butler's pantry. Other changes included new beams to give the living room rustic character, the addition of a home office and a bar where oversized storage closets used to exist, a refresh of exterior doors, the addition of more windows to the bedrooms, and complete renovations to the bathrooms.