The New York Times showcases Ranch Redux

“We have an unusual situation because there are so many kids,” Ms. Maguire said. “We really needed to find something that could accommodate everyone. I think we achieved it.”

Clay’s renovation of a mid-century ranch in Bel Air for Marc Schaberg and Robin Maguire appeared in The New York Times June 21, 2015 Sunday paper (NY Edition, Real Estate Section, Pg. RE1) and online here at, written by Steven Kurutz.

‘…What Mr. Holden, the project architect, found was a house with a typical 1950s floor plan, with small rooms closed off from one another and almost no visual connection to the outside. The kitchen was outdated, and the patio and large, open yard beyond were underused. “Up and out was our goal,” he said. “We really wanted to open up the floor plan, open up the views to the landscape.”

But Ms. Maguire, who has a keen eye for real estate (her father is the Los Angeles developer Robert Maguire), had been right about the good bones. That meant they were able to keep “95 percent of the structure,” Mr. Holden said, a huge cost savings, and “simplify the shapes, clean up the lines and give a little more spatial clarity.”…’ Steven Kurutz

See more of the project here.

photo: © Trevor Tondro

Architect of Record: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners