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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

Fall into Black and Gray

I have been in a black mood for awhile and I like it. These last days of summer have been perfect and I can't wait to show you some of the pictures from the last of summer hurrah while in Warsaw, Virginia but first.... something comfy to wear to start the new fall season. 




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  1. I find grays, black and camel shades perfect for fall and winter. The top looks totally comfy and will probably look great with a pair of blue skinnies. Love the cute shoes as well!

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