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Ranch House Plans

The Ranch style house plan rose to prominence during the 1940s to 1970s, popularized by their casual style and single-story open floor plan. Today, the Ranch home is experiencing a resurgence as Baby Boomers look to age-in-place in a casual, single-story home. 

The Ranch style house plan commonly features a low-pitched roof, picture windows in the front and sliding glass doors opening to a patio in the backyard. Also known as “Rambler”, the Ranch layout is generally constructed as a rectangular one story home, but also come in an “L" or “U” shape with an attached garage. Living areas are separated from bedrooms by a hallway.

Ranch style house plans have thrived over the years because of their ease, simplicity and one story home design. They offer all of the conveniences of casual modern-day living without any fuss or frills and come in all different sizes—from two to five bedrooms—depending on the size of the lot. Outdoor living spaces can easily be incorporated into the design with porches, decks and patios accessed by sliding glass doors. One of the biggest advantages of a Ranch style is the opportunity to age in place with all of the home’s living space conveniently located on one level. The Ranch style house plan is perfect for homeowners who want plenty of space in a casual, single-story layout that also extends the living area outdoors. 

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