Vintage Rambler Refresh

Part of Colaneri’s goal in the renovation was to create as much natural light as possible in the home.
John Colaneri with Vintage Rambler Exterior

John Colaneri

Designer, TV personality and owner of Lilyshea Development LLC, John Colaneri, tackled the remodel of his own home. Colaneri and his wife, Jennifer, purchased a vintage 1960s-era rambler in New Jersey with the intention of taking it down to the studs and remaking it.

He collaborated with Renewal by Andersen to refresh the windows in the space and worked with Andersen to install the doors in the home.

Front Entry

When choosing materials, Colaneri blended old with new, incorporating natural wood to add warmth and character to the space.

His custom wood door acts as both an accent and an anchor, creating a focal point for the eye and grounding mixed materials with its natural finish.

John Colaneri Project White and Black Vintage Rambler Exterior Renovation
John Colaneri Project Entry Way with Custom Entry Door

Living Space

Instead of replacing the windows at the back of the home, John installed three 200 Series Perma-Shield® gliding patio doors creating the illusion of more space by bringing more light in and bridging the interior living space to the outdoors.

John Colaneri Project Open Concept Dining Room and Kitchen


Colaneri’s A-Series inswing patio door works with the newly installed skylights to create a bright and airy feel in the space and offers contrast to the white shiplap walls.

John Colaneri Project Sunroom Skylights and Patio Door

Can’t get enough of this project?

Explore additional images below and read more about John’s vintage rambler on his website.

John Colaneri Project Bedroom with Window
John Colaneri Project Open Concept
John Colaneri Project Sunroom

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