By Michelle Gringeri-Brown
Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World battle II residential structure in the USA. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) variety from the decidedly smooth gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts within the San Francisco Bay zone and butterfly wing homes in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so universal through the United States.
Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the preferred quarterly Atomic Ranch journal, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler domestic and its many special features: inner most entrance facades, open flooring plans, secluded bed room wings, partitions of glass, and an easy-living way of life. From up to date houses with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo flooring, and smooth furnishings to cheap house owner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furniture, Atomic Ranch offers twenty-five houses showcasing inspiring examples of trendy residing via appealing colour photos, together with sooner than and after photographs, design-tip sidebars, and a radical source index.
Atomic Ranch finds:
Hallmarks of the ranch style
Inspiring unique ranch homes
Ranch condo differences and makeovers
Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods
Adding character to a ranch domestic
Yards and landscaping
Plus, a useful source part and index!
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Although familiar with every method practised both in this country and in Europe, he has incorporated, wherever expense would permit, nearly every feature desirable in a modern home. The work of an architect should not be ﬁnished when plans are drawn and he exempliﬁed the very best spirit of architectural cooperation in this construction. Not only were plans drawn to the minutest detail – far more complete than for the average house – a necessary procedure by reason of the unique quality of this home – but he also gave it his constant supervision throughout the entire year this house has been 40 The Care of the Body under construction.
The sleeping porches in particular don’t easily suggest their use; neither do the outdoor ﬁreplaces, unlit in decades, retain anything more than a trace of their original spirit. But visitors don’t just come for the reﬁned aesthetic experience that remains, but for the human story that underpins it and which the house’s guardians, the mak Center (the la branch of the Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna), keeps in the public domain. They come because it represents an experiment in living.
The Chaces moved out in 1925 after only three years of cohabitation; the Schindlers split in 1926 and Pauline moved north to Carmel with their son Mark in 1927. Neutra, his wife Dione and son Frank (named after Lloyd Wright) moved in, in 1926, and out in 1930 (the family now included Dion, born 1926). At the end of the 1930s Pauline Schindler retuned to live in the Chace section of the house, but barely in communication with her ex-husband – when contact was necessary, they mailed each other (Schindler scrawled in angry block capitals).
Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes by Michelle Gringeri-Brown