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Atomic Ranch : Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes - Michelle Gringeri-Brown

Atomic Ranch

Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes

Hardcover Published: 29th August 2006
ISBN: 9781423600022
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 20+ years old

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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!

Introductionp. 6
Inspiring Originalsp. 8
Is My House a Ranch?p. 40
Stunning Transformationsp. 52
Modest Makeoversp. 88
Pure Funp. 108
Outside the Ranchp. 136
Adding Personalityp. 152
Preserving Midcentury Neighborhoodsp. 176
Ranch Resourcesp. 190
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ISBN: 9781423600022
ISBN-10: 1423600029
Audience: General
For Ages: 20+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 29th August 2006
Publisher: GIBBS SMITH PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 25.4  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.27

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