Why a Ranch? The ranches built in the 1950’s are sturdy, right-sized, and ubiquitous! They represented once the cutting edge of American modernism and still have more in common with today’s open layouts than they do with the sub-divided spaces from earlier eras. 65 years can take its toll; today ranches are more tired than trendy. Watch me help one ranch house in Madison, WI time travel from 1952 to 2017!