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Before & After: Retro ranch remodel

Obsessed with retro style, this Arizona couple found a house to match

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ranch backyard
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Retro ranch: The backyard after

Matthew replaced the exterior wall behind the original kitchen sink with a series of large windows and sliding glass doors.

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