I ran across some photos of a 1970's era rambler that was for sale in the San Francisco area. This reminds me that there is an awful lot of housing product that can be re-inspired.
I have seen so many try to turn a contemporary rambler into an arts and crafts home or some other more decorative architectural style. In this case the remodeling does not try to make the house into something that it is not. They simply build on the strengths of the design. Below are some pictures of the renovation.
nice fresh exterior
cabinets are a little traditional, but the overall aesthetic is still contemporary
simple space with contemporary furnishings. the dark wood floors contrasted with the light walls adds drama
Compare this house to so many 1950's through 1970's ramblers that you have seen. It makes you realize there is much potential in those old homes.