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 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

Kerr Lake, Virginia

We drove the two and a half hours down yesterday for our uncle's ash spreading ceremony. Ted passed away a couple of weeks ago and we gathered for a family get together. His son, Nat played with his band Barrelhouse. We munched on homemade pasta salads, Popeye's chicken and drank margaritas. We then spread Ted's ashes into the lake he loved so dear. We will miss you Ted. 



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