Frank Lloyd Wright House Springfield Ohio – When the boys returned home after the Second World War, they returned to a transformed nation. After seeing the world, city apartments or rural villages of his youth seemed narrow and provincial. They moved to areas suitable for the city, but with space for children to play. Their movement – and the small ranch houses built by their young families – define the concept of the American suburb.
The home of the American branch of the 1960s descended from the colonial architecture of the southwestern Spanish ranch. One-story buildings with cantilevered deep-water roofs appeared in the early 1850s in the western United States. When the single-story shape met the Greene and Greene mission style and the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright, a completely American architecture for the middle class began to emerge in the farmers’ fields of California to Long Island. Throughout the 1950s, three brothers built revolutionary Levittowns from small Cape Cod lodges and elegant modern ranch-style homes on winding streets with spacious common areas.
Large “windows” replace the multipaned lights and provide better visibility for parents to watch children while playing outside. By the 1960s, wooden window frames became frames and flat sides burst, reflecting larger, asymmetrically arranged rooms. Windows wrap around the corners and half of brick or stone facades dressed in wood or board composition of the tablets. The roof lines, in the wide low meadow style create deep panels.