CityLab's Kriston Capps takes a closer look at the fading 1950s phenomenon that was the Cinderella Home.

Captured by KayLynn Deveney in a new photo book titled "All You Can Lose in Your Heart", the high-gabled, shake-shingle roofs and gingerbread trims once marked dreams of middle-class membership that are now as faded as the the low-slung, ranch-style homes themselves.

“Until I photographed the houses, I hadn’t photographed many projects that didn’t include people,” Deveney writes in an email. “I think the houses worked for me because I saw people reflected in the things outside and around the houses. I loved driving and looking for little details (like a tiny metal elk) that revealed something about the people living inside, but not too much.”

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