Ranch House Plans

Ranch floor plans became popular with builders and home buyers in the 1950s, especially for those who live in the western states such as California and Wyoming. All plans have Spanish colonial influences and are designed with open spaces both indoors and outdoors. Once they're built, these houses have a low profile and fit in with the surrounding environment.

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Simplistic Ranch Style Floor Plans

These home styles come in different styles but typically have a U- or an L-shaped design. However, others may have traditional square or rectangular shapes to match the lot on which they're built. They're constructed on flat lots and have deep eaves to provide shade from the sun. Though plans differ in style, they're all created with functionality at the forefront of the design.

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Exterior Details

Not all ranch houses look the same. Some homes have a small porch with a couple columns at the entrance; others have interior courtyards and a 3/4 wraparound porch. They have straight lines and low roofs in common, and some homes have attached garages with enough space for three cars. Other exterior features include:

  • Natural materials like stone and wood
  • Gabled dormers
  • Front and side gables
  • Porch columns
  • Tall windows
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Interior Details

Plans include central living spaces with a stone or brick fireplace to one side. Hallways connect each room from the main living area and may lead to an open courtyard. Ranch homes with wraparound porches may have breezeways and areas in which to extend the living space outdoors, giving you the option to decorate the space with couches, tables and decor. Other interior features include:

  • Open-concept kitchens
  • Breakfast nooks
  • Separate dining rooms
  • Master suites with a sitting area
  • Vaulted ceilings

The Best Home Plans

If you're looking for a one-story home with simplistic styling and plenty of room for a family, you shouldn't pass up on a ranch house. Many of our plans come with three bedrooms and at least two full baths. They range in square footage, but even the smallest plan is designed to maximize the space.

MonsterHousePlans.com has more than 50 pages worth of ranch house plans from which to choose. No two plans are alike in design, but they make use of every square inch of space. Choose from both asymmetrical and symmetrical designs with or without courtyards, garages and wraparound porches. With so many styles to choose from, it's no wonder why this style of home plans are a popular choice among home buyers who visit our site.