Our Ranch style house plan collection comprises single level homes with long street facades. They typically have a rectangular or L-shaped footprint,and low-pitched roof - either hip or gable. There is usually minimal exterior decoration, and they feature simple, open floor plans.
In general, the ranch house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile, and minimal use of exterior and interior decoration. The houses fuse modernist ideas and styles with notions of the American Western period working ranches to create a very informal and casual living style. Their popularity waned in the late 20th century as neo-eclectic house styles, a return to using historical and traditional decoration, became popular. However, in recent years, interest in ranch house designs has been increasing.