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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

Damn Good: The Georgia Peach Martini

As we gear up for our weekend beach trip visiting family in the OBX, Outer Banks for you guys who don't understand this term, I want to share with you a drink that I will be enjoying as we sit on the deck and overlook the canals of Colington Harbour this weekend. It is Damn Good. Hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day. No drinking and driving right? Call a cab; Much cheaper than a DUI or killing someone or someone else. 



Ingredients: 
2 oz Coconut Rum
2 oz Peach Vodka
2 oz Ginger Ale
Shake with ice.
Strain into cocktail glass
Garnish w/ fresh peach drink

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