Step into the Uyemuras' living room and you'll see that another ubiquitous tract house
feature is missing: the coarsely textured, blown-cellulose-covered ceiling.
When I first met Richard Prince, in 1985, he was living-in a suburban tract house
in Venice, California.
An inventive remodel scheme took a post-World War II tract house
back in time, turning it into a charming bungalow from the 1910s.
Adding a wall hid this New Mexico tract house
from the street and gave it a contemporary flair
Today's typical entry-level tract house
is larger than those built 30 or 40 years ago.
Not every first-time home buyer wants a new tract house
in a new suburb out past the edge of town.
Ehrlich commented, "A tract house
without pedigree has been given a great sense of contemporary style."
Juror Hood called it "a typical suburban tract house
, adapted to current space needs with richness, elegance, and originality."
Easy-living space Gravel, arbors, and decking turn most of this Oregon garden into a split-level outdoor room that gives special grace to a typical tract house
. Although privacy, easy maintenance, and sun control were primary goals of the project, the garden's understated planting scheme has the bonus of requiring modest watering.
Owner-architect Gary Crosman and his wife, Madeline, wanted to enlarge their two-bedroom 1940s tract house
in San Carlos, California, but it wasn't feasible to add both a master bedroom and an entertainment area family room, so they combined both functions in a single multipurpose space.
Starting with "a dog run of a back yard," Los Angeles architect Kaye Secomb reworked the sliver of level ground behind her 1950s tract house
. A scant 9 feet separated the house from a 3 1/2-foot-high concrete-block retaining wall at the base of a steep bank.
Bare ground surrounded by a slumpstone wall made a bleak back yard behind Joisanne and Bob Dailey's newly built tract house
in the Southern California town of Upland.