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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

A Favorite Kitchen: 10 Bray Woods

The kitchen is the heart of the house--- where the yummy smells happen (hopefully), the memories made and the thoughts shared.

Meals and Memories are Made Here!

 My family and I used to share most of our meals in the dining room but now the oldest has moved out, the kitchen table has become the cozy spot. The days big events are shared around that table. From what Ava's newest instrument she is playing or what book she has finished today to Sage finally getting her license and her tribulations of work.The kitchen is the heart of the home.

 How about this kitchen?




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