The Ranch House

The Ranch House

Book - 2004
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Documenting recent trends that reflect the growing popularity of ranch-style house restoration, a tour of more than thirty iconic examples features L- and U-shaped floor plans that incorporate such typical design elements as sliding glass doors that provide direct access to patios from living areas. 17,500 first printing.

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Hess's (architectural critic, San Jose Mercury News) detailed account expands current knowledge (and perhaps will improve opinions) of this ubiquitous style. Chapter describe the introduction of ranch houses, the publicity used to promote them, the design strategies of certain early builders, and tract housing. He concludes his history with a survey in photos of 26 notable ranch houses, with several interior and exterior views of each, accompanied by brief captions. The volume is oversize: 9.75x11.75". Many of the plates are full- page. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2004
ISBN: 9780810943469
0810943468
Characteristics: 240 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 25 X 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Sheldon, Noah

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