This shingle-style colonial ranch underwent extensive renovations in order for its owners to escape its outdated ranch roots. Each level has distinct features. At the first floor, vast porch and deck areas combine with open-concept living spaces to provide versatile indoor/outdoor living. At the 2nd floor, the master bedroom suite boasts an undulating “smoking balcony,” a soaking tub with prime river views, and custom windows framing the bed. At the attic, a play area features a handcrafted ladder accessible from each of the boys’ bedrooms below. These major renovations provide solutions for a proactive family intent on remaining here for years.