Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Palms Springs Inspirational Trip....

Ranch Style houses ...My Favorite and next Future "Dream" House. So what makes these Ranch Style homes so great? Truly they are very simple architecturally speaking, yet that is what I love most about them along with these other typical features: They are Single story, Low pitched gable roof, Deep-set eaves, Horizontal, rambling layout: Long, narrow, and low to the ground, Rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped design, Large windows: double-hung, sliding, and picture Sliding glass doors leading out to patio, Simple floor plans, Emphasis on openness (few interior walls) and efficient use of space , Built from natural materials: Oak floors, wood or brick exterior, Lack decorative detailing. Although Ranch Style homes are traditionally one-story, Raised Ranch and Split-Level Ranch homes have several levels of living space.
Driving to Palm Springs this past weekend inspired me to take a detour and drive thru the great neighborhoods and look closely at the architectural details . It is here where these homes can be seen, set perfectly in front of the mountains and nestled in between palm trees. It was a perfect weekend field trip.

1 comment:

  1. Love that you drive around other areas and are very observant. Good way to feed your creativity, by stepping out of your everyday scene.