Atomic Ranch by Jim Brown

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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 styleInspiring original ranch homesRanch house transformations and makeoversPreservation of mid-century neighborhoodsAdding personality to a ranch homeYards and landscapingPlus, a helpful resource section and index!

About Jim Brown

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Jim Brown is a broadcast journalist and a three-time winner of the Associated Press Best Newscast Award. For ten years he was a news anchor at the local NBC affiliate in Eugene, Oregon. He now lives in Fresno, California.
Published August 29, 2006 by Gibbs Smith. 192 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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