Atomic Ranch

Michelle Gringeri-Brown

  • 出版商: Gibbs Smith
  • 出版日期: 2006-08-29
  • 售價: $1,520
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,444
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 192
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1423600029
  • ISBN-13: 9781423600022
  • 下單後立即進貨 (約1週~2週)




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!