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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

All the Oyster Festivals You Can Think Of Coastal Virginia!

It's that time of year where Virginia is hopping with Oyster Festivals! This is the first year I haven't made the Urbanna Oyster Fest. :(
I'm supplying you the list of all upcoming festivals so you don't miss out on the fun! 

Urbanna – Nov. 6, 7 – Urbanna Oyster Festival
Wachapreague – Nov. 7 – Island House Oyster Roast
Saxis – Nov. 7 – Saxis Island Oyster Roast
Gloucester – Nov. 7 – TOGA Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting
Machipongo – Nov. 14 – Merroir & Terroir – Oyster Extravaganza
Melfa – Nov. 14 – Oysters a la Carte
Newport News – Nov. 14 – Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast
Onancock – Nov. 20 – 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster & Wine Lovers’ Weekend
Machipongo – Nov. 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast
Chesapeake – Nov. 21 – Oyster & South Festival
Irvington – Nov. 21 – Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts & Ale
Cape Charles – Nov. 28 – Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast
Heathsville – Dec. 5 – "Oysters and Oldies" Christmas Oyster Roast
Chincoteague Island – May 7 – Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
Chincoteague Island – Oct. 8 – Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

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