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Ranch Style Home Designs


Ranch style home designs, were originally inspired by the Spanish-American homes in the 19th century. Although in those days, this style of home was mainly found in the South West, the first western-inspired ranch style homes were built in California during the 1930s. Then, soon after World War II, the excitement about ranch style architecture erupted and, the style expanded to practically every corner of the United States.

Ranch Style Home Designs.

Ranch Style Home Designs.

With the introduction of the Federal Housing Authority together with the 30-year home loan, more and more people were buying their own homes. Motivated by this post-war construction growth and the development of the suburbs, Ranch or Rambler style houses soon became the Number 1 home style right across the United States through the 1950s and 1960s.

1950s Ranch Style Home.

1950s Ranch Style Home.

Of course the rising price of labor and materials, meant that the demand for inexpensive housing skyrocketed, which made single story homes an absolute bargain. Nowadays almost all one-story house designs can be deemed as a Ranch style. But true Ranch home designs are pretty straight forward, low to the ground and only one room high.

Single Story Ranch Style Design.

Single Story Ranch Style Design.

Ranch style house plans emphasize open plan designs, with few interior walls and an efficient use of space. The one-story style usually has a low-pitched side-gable or hipped roof, occasionally with a cross gable facing the front. Large picture windows are quite popular, as are the sliding glass doors which typically lead to a back patio.

Spanish Style Single Story Ranch Design.

Spanish Style Single Story Ranch Design.

The arrival of the automobile meant that an attached garage was necessary, which was perfect for those individuals who prefer single-level living or the mid-century style, the Ranch home has continued to grow in popularity right up to the present time.

Modern Ranch Style House Design.

Modern Ranch Style House Design.

Ranch homes are definitely for the realist, since nothing is more functional or affordable than the Ranch style home. A large amount of convenient characteristics make the Ranch home the ideal option for both young first-time buyers and retirees alike.

Awesome Ranch Style Design House.

Awesome Ranch Style Design House.

Single-storey homes are also much safer for children and make rooms easily accessible for persons with disabilities. Effective open plan space appeals to budget-conscious buyers. Open floor plans and split living areas allow for lots of light and privacy wherever desired. Today’s Ranch style home designs have come a long way since the Ranch or Rambler style house plans of the 1950’s..

Rustic Ranch Style Home Design.

Rustic Ranch Style Home Design.

Elegant Ranch Style Home Design.

Elegant Ranch Style Home Design.

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This entry is archived in Exterior Design,Home Design category. Posted at Sep 26th 2015
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