This project is a complete renovation of a 1960's "ranch house". The residence re-orients the window arrangement so that view are restricted where needed and conversely view are enhanced to take advantage of the site's various amenities (vistas, private garden, etc.). The exterior is clad in cement fiber with horizontal battens of aluminum angle which enhances the horizontal reading of the residence. The interior is a series of edits to reduce the "ranch" type to its essence, peeling away the barnacles of carelessness and kitch. What remains are the necessary elements to make a house a home.