Before & After: A Dated Florida Ranch Gets a Complete Makeover For $311K



Blending Mediterranean influences with a modern farmhouse aesthetic, Jungle Too is a thoroughly renovated ranch in Florida boasting a renewed connection with the outdoors.

"The kitchen is unique and hits all the marks for the perfect space to entertain guests," Janie explains. "I love to cook, so, naturally, the kitchen is my favorite part of the house."

Not long after Studio 818 began remodeling a spec house in Fort Lauderdale, the interior design firm was approached by a woman interested in purchasing the property sight unseen.

A longtime fan of their work, the prospective homeowner told the designers she’d soon be relocating to the area and had the utmost faith in the practice. Not only did she offer to purchase all the yet-to-be-acquired staging furniture, but she also waited until the house was completely finished to see it in person.

Before: Exterior

Before: The 1958 home had a U-shaped driveway that was later torn out. The heavily overgrown state of the double lot led Studio 818 to name this project Jungle Too.

Before: The 1958 home had a U-shaped driveway that was later torn out. The heavily overgrown state of the double lot led Studio 818 to name this project Jungle Too.

Studio 818

After: Exterior

After: The open carport was transformed into an oversized, two-car garage. The porch overhang was also extended to provide coverage for the new full-height windows.

After: The open carport was transformed into an oversized, two-car garage. The porch overhang was also extended to provide coverage for the new full-height windows.

Tony Laiacona – Laiacona Photography

“I had only communicated with the buyer via email, text, and phone until the day she arrived to see her new home for the first time,” Janie Micek, principal of Studio 818, says. “It was probably one of the coolest moments we were able to be a part of. It made all the sweat, blood, and tears so worth it!”

Before: Living Room

Before: The living area was dark and uninviting.

Before: The living area was dark and uninviting.

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