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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 Windermere Island: Stay at Surf Song

Visit: Windermere Island in the Bahamas
Stay: Surf Song


Windermere Island is a small, five and a half mile long island located in the Bahamas. Connected to the large island of Eleuthera by a short bridge protected by a guardhouse. The five mile beach of Windermere is protected by a five mile reef rich in fish and flora. Jacques-Yves Costeau, famed French conservationist, was said to have considered this to be one of the most beautiful in the world. 

Surf Song offers a casual atmosphere to vacation where it is said British Royalty is helicoptered in when they visit. Designed for maximum viewing pleasure, all four bedrooms and living quarters of Surf Song open to a wide veranda steps from the ocean. All of the bedrooms are en-suite so no need to share with others. Winnie, the housekeeper, provides daily housekeeping services.

Because of your stay in the exclusive community, you are welcome to access to Club at Windermere. During peak months, dinner and lunch are served in the dining room. Often buffets and barbeques are set up at the pool. A game room, lending library, large pool and two tennis courts offer year round enjoyment.




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