Today’s Re-Run – What Is A Cinderella Ranch

There’s over 600 posts that we’ve done sitting on our “old” blog which you can access here, or in the link in the Archive Section in the left column.

From our Archives, May 9, 2007

Yes, the ranch home was a version of the modernist movement of the 50’s and 60’s. To get away from the boxy flat faced look, some architects got the idea to add some ornamentation to the fronts. Scroll work facia boards, extended awnings, and roof ornamentation got added to give the homes a very unique look. Inside is ranch ranch ranch….but outside became the fairy tale home.

Last month when we attended the Alan Hess Architectural history lecture, we learned the phrase “Cinderella ranch”. We liked it much better than “Gingerbread Home” that we had been using previously to describe a style of ranch home in the 60’s.
We’ve found them scattered thru out Vintage Vegas. There’s a wonderful pocket in the yet to be discovered neighborhood of Las Verdes on the west side, as well as many sprinkled like gumdrops thru McNeil.
There’s 2 whole subdivisions of them, one on the east side called Belaire. They’re easy to find on Oakey, and for a few streets north of Oakey between 17th Street and Eastern. Most of them are very well kept, but we do occasionally find one that’s a real fixer.
 The other west side, undiscovered neighborhood is off of Arville, just south of Sahara. They even named the subdivision “Enchanted Village”. There are streets named after lots of our favorite childhood fairy tale stories. You could live on Hansel or Greta Streets, Thumbelina Circle, Lilliput, King Midas and my favorite…Cinderella Lane!