Updating 1970s houses

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Some typical architectural characteristics of the style include: • Low-pitched gable roof and deep-set eaves. • Large sliding glass doors leading out to a patio. • Openness, few interior walls and efficient use of space.• Traditional single story (raised ranch and split level have several floors). • Natural materials: oak flooring, wood or brick exterior. Let’s look at some remodeling ideas to add charm, character and curb appeal to the exterior of your ranch-style home: • Create a focal point over your entryway with a prominent gable.Architect Cliff May is credited with building the first ranch-style home in San Diego in 1932, followed by California real estate developer Joseph Eichler’s mass-produced version that become so popular in the 1950s.

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“Properties with immaculate exteriors tend to sell much more quickly,” says Giles Hannah of London estate agent Van Han.

“At the moment the average property in prime central London is taking just seven weeks to sell.

Its first open was super-busy, we had a contract on it that night, and sold very happily at the price we knew it was worth.

We had $290,000 in equity to head into this next project.

At 1500 square feet this home is much larger than most tiny houses — although still a lot smaller than your average suburban house.

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