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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

This Weekend: At the Pier








What a wonderful weekend. I hope yours was great. We spent our time hanging in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. at my mother and father-in- laws house. Perfect weather except for the wash out Saturday night but at least it was at night right?

Here a couple of shots at Jennette's Pier. What an interesting pier. So much to see and do. If you are around that area you should surely drop by and at least walk the beach. This Friday you should check out the Arnette Cash Pot Series surf contest. Tag your photos at the event #livearnette. 

Joe's Swim Trunks: RVCA
Joe's Sunglasses: Arnette
Leigh Ann's Suit: Marshall's
Leigh Ann's Sunglasses: JCrew
Douglas' Suit: Vulcom
Douglas' Sunglasses: ModCloth

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