When our read­ers send us photos of their atomic ranches, we can’t help but put them on our re­frig­er­a­tor.

Atomic Ranch - - Contents - By Jo­lene Nolte

Kauffman Home | Prairie Vil­lage, KS

Rachel Kauffman knew her 1955 ranch was “the one.” Since it be­came her home in 2011, Rachel says, she has lay­ered fur­ni­ture and dé­cor: “Our dé­cor re­flects our ap­pre­ci­a­tion of mid­cen­tury de­sign, but we’ve also in­cor­po­rated pieces from other time pe­ri­ods and cul­tures. Al­most all of our fur­ni­ture and dé­cor came from thrift stores, es­tate sales, or fam­ily mem­bers. It’s taken time and pa­tience to turn our house into a home, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Büch­ner Ross home | San Jose, CA

Karolina Büch­ner and her hus­band un­der­took a la­bor of love in their home's kitchen. “The kitchen of our 1960 Eich­ler (ar­chi­tects Jones & Em­mons),” Karolina ex­plains, had suf­fered “a coat of taupe paint that didn't high­light the cab­i­netry, and caused the slid­ing doors to stick." They stripped off the paint from the home's orig­i­nal cab­i­nets and slid­ing doors and se­lected new col­ors "to mimic the Eich­ler-spec gray Zo­la­tone and white com­bi­na­tion.”

James House | San Luis Obispo, CA

Jenny James let us in on her fa­vorite spot in her atomic ranch: “We were sold on our house, a 1961 ranch, as soon as we caught sight of the huge rock fire­place in the sunken liv­ing room. It’s no sur­prise that this is our fa­vorite seat in the house! My hus­band re­fin­ished this vin­tage rock­ing chair, found years ago at a garage sale, and the bul­let planter was an ebay find.”

KAUFFMAN HOME | PRAIRIE VIL­LAGE, KS Want your home to be fea­tured? Send sharp photos and a cou­ple of sen­tences about your ranch to ed­i­tor@atomic-ranch.com, or share with us on Instagram us­ing #Arhome­page. BÜCH­NER ROSS HOME | SAN JOSE, CA

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