5 Great Ranch Style Homes

A classic American home style, ranch style homes (or ramblers!) are wide and generally one-story. A combination of Western style and modernist ideas, the architectural trend started in the 1960s. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

What do we think of when we think of the ranch? Cowboys huddled around a fire, singing folk songs. The open range with cattle grazing. It’s a part of the American psyche, fused into our very DNA through movies, music, and more. Just try to sing “Home On The Range” without thinking of these things!

To bring this romantic idea into custom home design is, to me, a great idea.

Let’s take a look at 5 ranch style homes!

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Giving Back

I know this isn’t home-related, but it is something that matters a lot to me.

The Second Harvest Food Bank is so important to my community. They help make sure everyone can have enough to eat.

As someone who is very blessed, I try to give as much as I can of my time and resources to this organization.

Please take a look at this video, and if you’re inclined to give, you can here: http://secondharvestmidtn.org/give/

7 Most Beautiful Victorian House Plans

High society. Corsets. Stringent moral standards. And most importantly, the Victorian house! I’ve been looking for the most beautiful Victorian house plans, and I found 7 that I want to share.

Actually, what we Americans call a Victorian isn’t necessarily the “real thing.” Architects here definitely have taken inspiration from the homes built in 19th century England, but we have made a few changes to the basic design. Luckily, the introduction of basic sanitation features like hot and cold water, proper drainage, and indoor toilets have stuck around.

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