Design ideas for renovating, remodeling, and building new.
Transform an ordinary ranch into the home you've always wanted with Ranches, the latest entry in Taunton's acclaimed Updating Classic America series.
The ranch can be found everywhere on both coasts and in America's heartland too. The ranch is simple, functional, and unassumingand homeowners are rediscovering just how flexible and affordable ranches can be. M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman provide a unique combination of outstanding designs and proven ideas for renovating, remodeling, and building a ranch-style home. Featuring more than 20 examples of updated homes and new ranches, the book is illustrated with inspiring original color photography and before and after floor plans.
In this book you'll discover:
Table of Contents
- A wealth of successful design solutions to problems faced by the millions of people who own or build ranch-style homes
- Options for a variety of budgets, styles and sizes
- A history and overview of the form as well as a glossary of typical design elements/details for people who want to restore their homes
Return of the Ranch: Ranch Appeal, Ranch Hallmarks, Origins of the Ranch, A Classic Contemporary, Ranch Options; Chapter 2.
Ranch Revival: Ready for an Update, Expect the Unexpected, California Dreaming, Two into One, Surprise Package, Santa Monica Pier,
Empty Nest; Chapter 3.
The Complete Ranch: The Building Boom Meets the Baby Boom, Before You Add On, Courtyard Living, Ranch with a Mission,
Refined and Simplified, Back to the Ranch, Stretching the Envelope; Chapter 4.
Ranch Makeovers: From Grand to Bland, and Back Again, Capturing the View, Out to Pasture, All in the Family, TV Dinner to Fusion Cuisine, Learning to Relax, Total Transformation, Cool and Deliberate, Making the Headlines; Chapter 5.
New Ranches: Why Build New?, A Modest House, Belonging to the Land, The Ranch Rides Again; Sources; Index.
About the Authors
Landscape architect M. Caren Connolly and architect Louis Wasserman, AIA, share an architectural practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their work, including research funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, has been nationally recognized. Their first book, Bungalows, was published in 2002 by The Taunton Press.