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