The Rugby Hills Home project provided a much-needed update for a tired, undersized ranch house seated on a half-acre lot in the city. The addition of a second floor and the expansion of bedroom and living areas provided more space, and opening up the floor plan created the bright and airy feeling of a modern home. An update of all systems improved the overall performance and energy efficiency of the structure, and an emphasis on creating better connections between indoor and outdoor spaces further improved its curb appeal.