Atomic Ranch

Atomic Ranch

eBook - 2006
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Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States. Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front facades, open floor plans, secluded bedroom wings, walls of glass, and an easy-living lifestyle. From updated homes with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo floors, and modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furnishings, Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index.Atomic Ranch reveals: Hallmarks of the ranch style; Inspiring original ranch homes; Ranch house transformations and makeovers; Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods; Adding personality to a ranch home; Yards and landscaping. Plus, a helpful resource section and index!
Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2006
ISBN: 9781423608950
142360895X
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (192 pages)
Additional Contributors: Brown, Jim (James Scott), 1951-
Call Number: eBook

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