The Iconic And Historic... Ranch House?

The ranch house has come to symbolize residential architecture in American between 1945 and 1970. And the ranch house is hip again.

"By some estimates, 70% of American homes built in the 25 years after World War II were ranch houses.

...But the ranch house had a special role in Los Angeles, and the fruit orchards and bean fields that fell away from the city soon became ideal laboratories for the style â€" making L.A. the unofficial capital of what would be called the 'California-style house.'

...To author and suburban bard D.J. Waldie, the ranch house is downright fashionable. 'It's the late 20th century version of the Arts and Crafts bungalow.' "

Full Story: The once and future ranch


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