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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

Weekends on Wednesday

We spent last weekend being "only" parents to Sage as Douglas stayed behind in Williamsburg for a volleyball tournament and Ava went along with her best-friends for a birthday weekend in D.C.





We attended Joe's cousin's wedding at the OBX. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception simple and fun. We were able to spend some time with Joe's dad, John and stepmom, Martha and his sister, Lindsey.




After the wedding we stayed with friends from Richmond down visiting for the week. Although we didn't need the eight bedroom home for the nine of us, it was nice having that much space to spread out. The pool was heated, the hot tub hot and the beach perfect for shredding some nar. 









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