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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

Little Bits of the Past

Cleaning out my desk today and found these! A ton of old memory cards-AMAZING!! How awesome it is to look back on some of the photos I took when we first moved to Williamsburg and get to reminisce about the adventures we had when we first got here. 

Ava's First Day of School Attending Matthew Whaley

Ava's oldest friend Cameron in the pink and yes, that is Sage!

Ava in the waves at Virginia Beach

Extremelly blonde hair moment at Virginia Beach.
A bit later with my try on brown hair moment. 
The girls in the yard on Yorkshire in Williamsburg. This was our rental house and it was amazing!





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