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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

16 Random Facts About Me

I haven't done one of these on here before so I thought it would be fun!

1. I went to The University of Tennessee at 17.
2. I had my daughter Audrey Douglas at 18.
3. Douglas' first name is after Audrey Hepburn because I love Breakfast at Tiffany's.
4. When I used to smoke, I had a cigarette holder just like was used in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
5. I am an ex Kitchen Designer and have never regretted getting out of construction.
6. My favorite color is green. In elementary school I changed my last name to Green.
7. I was a chubby teen and it has haunted me to this day.
8. I have slight obsession with Pinterest.
9. My first job was a singing hostess at Macaroni Grill. I sang "Tante Aguri" in opera for too long.
10.  I was married at 21 and I'm cool with that.
11. I am very fortunate my hubby and I get to travel as much as we do. Barbados in October??
12. I am an only child.
13. Whenever I smell raspberry fragrances it takes me back to my dorm room in Knoxville.
14. My daughter Ava just made advanced swim team. She wants to be in the Olympics.
15. We had the hardest time trying to find a name for our middle child. We were at a festival and someone was burning sage and we looked at each other and said, "Sage."
16. My last car caught on fire in my driveway. It burned to the ground.

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