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Dream Home

When the Baudlers decided to remodel their north Modesto family home two years ago they wanted to make it the perfect place to live out their golden years. Sue Baudler said they had a few goals in mind: A place where they could comfortably entertain family and friends and to ensure accessibility. The couple turned to Modesto contractor and design team John and Louise Williams. They transformed the traditional 1970s ranch into a modern, open concept living/dining/kitchen space with the personal touches important to the Baudlers. 

GREAT ROOM Avid hunters, the decor of the home features trophies from the Baudlers’ adventures in South Africa and Alaska. There is also a southwest style throughout the home evident in the neutral colors, decor that features antlers and a few bright-colored accents like glasswork from local artist Buster Dyer. The large wood dining table was custom stained by Turlock shop Back Home.

KITCHEN Sue Baudler said they went for “all the bells and whistles” when it came to the kitchen. Along with a professional quality gas stove and refrigerator, the kitchen features a waist-height microwave oven for accessibility, a built-in wine cooler and custom-made pullout shelving. The extra-long kitchen island is highlighted with modern lighting from Phillips in Modesto.

DINING ROOM Walls of windows bring much-needed natural light to every room of the home, which are not only beautiful but also functional. The European-style windows from Marvin open both from the side and the top.