We have a 1962 ranch we are about ready to rip off a poorly added addition and redo it with a large living area. We love modern. We are torn between the roofing material. The cost difference between shingles vs. metal is an additional $23K for metal.
We keep going back and forth. The reality is the $23K can go along way to other remodel efforts that are also on the list.
In some ways, I like the idea of shingles to break up the roof span visually. Metal (standing seam) can seem sort of bland to me also.
Here is a pic of the home currently and also drawings as to what it will look like in a few months with a great room added to the back (large slanted roof on the rear elevation, clearstory windows on the front with a roof apron leading up to it).
(We are keeping the cool lattice work but installing modern front doors)