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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

Isla Mujeres: Mexico

Visit: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Stay: Casa Paraiso


Today we are going to Mexico! Where the breezes are welcoming, the waves are glistening and palms sway to the beat of the people who it surrounds. Casa Paraiso has a private pool facing the Carribean. With views of the entire island, you can enjoy the rooftop palapas (thatched roof) with a sectional couch and poolside table. 

With high speed internet available to keep up with recent news or to discuss local cuisines, you will feel connected to the outside world during your stay. The house has two bedrooms and two and half baths and will sleep up to six people. 

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