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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

Visit Chinatown: New York City




When you get off the subway at Grand St. and Chrystie, you pop up into a world unlike what many people know. I saw a man reading a newspaper in Chinese Characters, a small child spoke in terms unheard of to me and street markets are the way to buy your food. What an amazing experience and one I will not forget forever.





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  1. Oh, New York, how I miss thee. I used to visit NYC frequently when I lived on the East Coast. Love Chinatown! Great photos! Looks like you guys had fun!

    xo
    Rachel

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