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Ranch/Rambler Homes

 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Rainy Day in Williamsburg?


Cupcake Wars:
You’ve heard of the popular show on Food Network right? The girls and I love to get together and challenge each other on our cupcake making skills. We each choose a recipe from either a cookbook or an online publication, gather the ingredients and bake away. Of course presentation also counts too! Below is the latest winner!
Take a Dip:
 
Are you a member of James City County Rec Center? If so, why not take a dip in the pool and finish off in the hot tub? The kids can splash in the pool while you enjoy some R & R. If you are not a member, why not look into joining? With many activities going on, you can be busy as much or as little as you want.
Paint on Pottery: 
Located right next door to Quirks of Art in High Street, let Robin help you pick the perfect piece to add to your home. Spend time catching up with your kids and get creative too. Afterwards, why not drop by and say hi to us!
Visit Basset Hall:
Visit the home of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller during the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Show the kids some history and learn something for yourself. If you have a Good Neighbor pass, you pay once a year and can visit as many times as you would like. I would highly recommend getting one. It pays for itself.
Take the Ferry to Surry:
Why not? You are stuck inside anyways, why not pop on the ferry and check out the water for awhile. Have some tunes to listen to! Grab a bite to eat in at The Surry House Restaurant and then head home.
Happy Days!

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