River Ranch was once a cattle ranch. Although most of it is now part of a County park, many former ranch buildings are used for their original purpose. The original caretaker's residence had fallen into complete disrepair and needed to be rebuilt. The square footage of the new building is 1000 SF with an attached 300 SF artist studio. It was important to make the new style of the house fit into the character of the other existing buildings, particularly the River House shown here. One of our design challenges was to situate the house above the flood plane without having it dominate the main house. We also completely overhauled the kitchen in the main house.