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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

Four Casseroles You Have To Pin Today

While I was at the river this past weekend soaking up the sun, I pulled a Southern Living from my in-law's back bedroom to read while I was looking over the river views. Although I am NOT ready for winter, this January Issue was loaded with yummy casseroles I believe are more than ready to be devoured too.  Hope you enjoy looking at them as much I did. Mmmmm....

Loaded Chicken Bacon Pot Pie

The City and The Country Mac and Cheese

Sausage, Pepper and Grits Casserole
Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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