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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

Sunday, Sunday








Finally the weather cooperated so we could get the boat out Sunday. Thank God. Joe was about to have a conniption. It was so rainy here on Saturday with a rain shower that lasted most of the day. We don't see too much lightning around these parts but mother nature sure put on a show for us. 

We hopped out on the James River for a couple of hours yesterday. The oldest girls tubed on our new tube. Then we had a picnic on a cute beach on Jamestown Island. It is crazy to think that the settlers who came over from Europe to settle Jamestown landed on these same beaches so many years ago. What a much different scene we portray today than when these people met Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians. 

We snacked on sandwiches and goldfish crackers. Sipped a couple of our favorite summer beers Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, unfortunately I think everyone else loves them too so they have disappeared from Williamsburg shelves. Scoured the shores for driftwood and swam in the warm waters. How is it 67 degrees this morning?

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