Today, a breakdown of the Midcentury Modern style - both at NASA and at home - in one of my favorite recent movies: Hidden Figures.
The definition of a true MCM kitchen is not the laminate counter tops and pastel appliances. You can recognize a classic ranch kitchen by its layout and by the driving philosophy behind it.
A little insight into my ranch's inception. It, along with some 300 other local homes, was built in 1952 by a local contractor. Today, I find out a little more.
This addition scheme adds a mid-story den behind the garage creating a split level. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project
This addition scheme pushes new masses out to the back and side. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project
One of the most common ways to add onto a ranch is to push back or add a win. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project
One of the ways to add onto a ranch is to add a story. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project
Sometimes the best way to remodel is to add on. Here are four ways to add a little extra to a ranch with a walk out basement.
Cliff May was an artist: a saxophone player turned furniture designer who inspired a modern housing movement. Today I meditate on his 1946 style book, Western Ranch Houses.
This, and the other Usonian houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are more like older cousins of the ranch - not in the direct line but still strongly connected from both a design and lifestyle philosophy point of view. Wright started to design Usonian or USA-onian houses during the depression when he was short of … Continue reading Featured Ranch: the Jacobs House