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Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Title: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream

ISBN: 9780847831821


From the Publisher: With its archetypal open plan and reverence of indoor-outdoor living, the Ranch house is at the very heart of the California dream. When we picture California Ranch houses--the low-slung, informal dwellings that engulfed suburbs after World War II--we are thinking of just one part of a phenomenon that has its roots in early-nineteenth-century ranchos, and which continues today in houses that are startling and up-to-the-minute. Examples of the type have been called ranchos, ranchers, and California ramblers. They have been styled Spanish, Japanese, and French; Monterey and International; Vernacular, Minimalist, and Modernist. From the 1797 Rancho Los Alamitos of Long Beach to such contemporary homes as the Miller Residence of Corte Madera, Ranch Houses unveils the great variety and the very finest examples of this multifaceted form. Including the work of such architectural luminaries as Cliff May, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Charles Moore, Ranch Houses is an essential resource for architects, home owners, and all those who aspire to the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that is the California Dream.

Review Quotes: "If you're longing to vicariously experience a bit of sunshine, pick up the new book RANCH HOUSES: Living the California Dream by architects David Weingarten and Lucia Howard, with photos by Joe Fletcher....Their list contains the familiar and the unexpected, and they acknowledge both the limitations and the vast possibilities inherent in this classic American house type."

From Builders Booksource: Having always enjoyed the work of "Ace Architects" Lucia Howard and David Weingarten, we are delighted to have this new look at the archetypal "Ranch House".

240 pages, hardcover. Rizzoli International (April 2009)

Author: Lucia Howard & David Weingarten (Ace Architects)
Publisher: Rizzoli International
Categories: Style, Residential,

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