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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

Visit St. Croix: The SeaBreeze in Frederiksted

I have a habit of dreaming up places I want to go, see and places I want to eat. I am sharing where I would stay today. St. Croix has been on my wishlist for ages now! I have talked my mother into moving here.... my husband not so much. 

If I was to visit St. Croix anytime soon, this is where I would stay. This is a personal home named The SeaBreeze located in Frederiksted. 


Why would I stay here? For one, this is the best end of the island for beaches. For two, you are a short drive into town but far enough, the hustle and bustle wouldn't be too loud for your vacation. For three, the owners have multiple items available for use while there including snorkeling gear and beach chairs. 


All photos from here.




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  1. Thank you, I just saw this today. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Seabreeze.

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