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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 Kerr Lake, Virginia

I post a lot of photos from our favorite lake in Virginia and though we do not rent our house there, I have found one you can. Come enjoy the views, the fun, the fishing and the peace.



Spacious first floor with custom tile flooring throughout. Two bedrooms downstairs (1 Queen and 2 Twins w/ 2 Trundle Beds). Fully Equipped Kitchen, Dining Area with table seating for 8, Separate Indoor/Enclosed Grill Room with Queen Futon Sofa & Game Table for Cards or Board Games, 2 Full Baths Downstairs, Separate Laundry Room with full-size Washer & Dryer, Pantry, Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa, Wood Fireplace, Vaulted Ceilings and glass doors that open up to beautiful views of the water from a deck spanning the entire length of house. Outdoor hot tub (seats 8). 2nd floor is all Master Suite with King-size Bed, Private Bath & Spa Tub, Custom Cabinetry, Gas Fireplace, Satellite TV/DVD.

* Living Room, Grill Room and all bedrooms have their own Satellite Flat Screen TV systems. LR Stereo controls indoor and outdoor speakers.
* Large Fenced Backyard - Great for volleyball, corn hole or just a large family gathering. Ample parking in driveway and front yard.
* Two Car, Air-Conditioned Garage (Ping-Pong Table, Air Hockey, Two Lighted Dart Boards). Additional full-size refrigerator and separate freezer in garage.
* Concrete driveway/patio in front with lighted basketball goal.

Our Private Boat Dock offers a great place to swim, fish and relax. Bring your boats and jet ski's, plenty of dock space and storage at the house. The water depth at the end of the dock is about 12 feet. 

Large driveway for parking multiple cars, also area for parking boat or trailer. 

Grocery store, gas station, drug store, and local restaurants just minutes away. There are also several state parks within a few miles. Movie theater and additional dining in Henderson, NC (30 minutes away). Great antique shopping in Norlina and Warrenton!

The house is just perfect for week-long family vacations, reunions or just a three day get-away (we do rent for partial weeks - 3-night minimum). We've even had a few great groups of bass tournament guys!

With over 850 miles of pristine shoreline, the lake offers wonderful boating, tubing, jet skiing, swimming and water sports of all kinds. With the clean water, amazing fishing and very limited boat traffic, you'll fall in love with Kerr Lake......one of the prettiest lakes in the country! 

* There is no internet or telephone land line service in this home.

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