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!