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ranch

extensive grazing or pastoral farm or holding. See also range (2). Called also station, run, selection.

ranch cattle
brood cows, commercial cattle used for producing young cattle for fattening.
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This was the basic approach used by San Diego architect Ralph Roesling, of Roesling Nakamura Architects, in expanding Candy and Vito Quaranta's four-bedroom, two-bath tract ranch house from the early 1960s.
For many homeowners, the L-shaped ranch house with the big garage close to the street has an inherent drawback: a wide front yard that has no privacy and serves little purpose because it's inaccessible from living areas.
Some of the commonest drawbacks in ranch house design are too much space devoted to the automobile; hidden or abrupt entries; dark, boxy rooms with few windows; dead-end living rooms; characterless or awkwardly scaled fireplaces; insufficient closet and storage space; gloomy hallways; and poor outdoor access.
In a future issue, we'll suggest design strategies for adding a second floor to the ranch house.
This month, on the following nine pages, we dig down to the roots of the ranch house and round up a remodeler's guide to design strategies.
Though many modern architects experimented with ranch house forms, it was Southern California bandleader-turned-designer Cliff May who became the most effective at popularizing the ranch house ideal.
May updated the one story Spanish California ranch house, with its deep overhangs, by building in such modern inventions as plate-glass windows, all electric kitchens, and carports.
During the post World War 11 building boom, when new jobs in the expanding high-technology and aerospace industries were attracting young families to the San Fernando and Santa Clara valleys, for example, builders and developers saw the ranch house as a new-but-not-too-radical way to package the affordable dream house.
Like the California bungalow popularized at the turn of the century, the tract ranch house became the most famous low-cost house of its era, eclipsing the two-story, steeply roofed, snow-defensive developer houses of the East.
With remodeling, the tract ranch house can become a dream house once again.
A contemporary nod to his belief guided the remodel of this two-bedroom ranch house in a Southern California canyon.
1 -- color) Alan Hess, author of ``The Ranch House,'' discusses its architectural history and comeback.