Atomic Ranch. Jim Brown Michelle Gringeri-Brown, Author, Photographer.

Atomic Ranch.

Gibbs-Smith Publishers, 03/2012. Design Ideas For Stylish Ranch Homes. Item #25478
ISBN: 9781423619314

From the Publisher;


Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II
residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from
the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay
area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick
or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United
States. Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers
of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the
tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front
facades, open floor plans, secluded bedroom wings, walls of glass, and an
easy-living lifestyle.  


From updated homes with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo floors, and
modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store
furnishings, Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring
examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before
and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index. Atomic
Ranch
reveals:



  • Hallmarks of the ranch style Inspiring original ranch homes

  • Ranch house transformations and makeovers

  • Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods

  • Adding personality to a ranch home

  • Yards and landscaping


Plus, a helpful resource section and index!


About the Authors;


 Writer Michelle Gringeri-Brown and photographer Jim Brown
publish the quarterly magazine Atomic Ranch, which features ranch homes
built all across America. They are the authors of Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas
for Stylish Ranch Homes
and live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch.


 


192 pages, hardcover. Gibbs Smith (March 1, 2012)

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Price: $40.00