St Louis Atrium Ranches
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What is an "Atrium Ranch" and how does it differ from a ranch style home with a finished basement? This is a question we get asked frequently. What sets an atrium ranch apart from a ranch with a finished basement is the atrium as, without the atrium, the atrium ranch is a ranch style home with a finished basement. So, what constitutes an "atrium"? Wikipedia defines an atrium as "a large open space located within a building." Most architects and developers would add to that definition that the space either opens to the outside or has an abundance of windows allowing light to fill the space.
When was the atrium ranch first introduced? Technically, the idea of an atrium goes back centuries, but by most accounts, the "Atrium Ranch" was first introduced as a home style in 1957 by Eichler Homes, a California builder. Eichler is also credited for first introducing courtyard harms many years prior (which some argue actually qualifies as an atrium ranch as well).