A modern take
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A modern take

A modern interpretation of classic ranch style, this 1950s home in Pasadena draws the eye with its contrasting hues, black-framed windows and a mix of concrete, metal and natural wood finishes.

Eshelman-Bemis home

This 1963 Rolling Hills house, though more sprawling than that of an Average Joe, shares the same ranch house ethic.

 (Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)
Cliff May design

A La Habra Heights home.

 (Cameron Carothers)
American dream
Prospective buyers tour a newly completed tract of Kaiser homes in 1948 in Panorama City.  (Courtesey of USC Library)