Ranch Home Plans

The Ranch house plan style has a variety of definitions. In many parts of the country when people refer to a Ranch house plan, they simply mean a 1-story house plan. This Ranch home plan could be a Craftsman, Prairie, Spanish, you name it. For the most part, Ranch house plans evolved from several 20th Century styles. Ranch house plans have many of the following features:

  • Single story
  • Low-pitched roof
  • Deep set eaves
  • Horizontal layout
  • Often L-shaped with attached garage protruding forward
  • Low-slung 'rambling' appearance
  • Use of sliding doors and large windows
  • Simple floor plans
There is an additional type of Ranch style home plan called the Raised Ranch or 'split entry' home. The Raised Ranch will have the foyer or entry at mid level so that when you enter the home you must either go up or down a half flight of stairs to get to living spaces. The lower level would be partially submerged and act as your basement (or daylight basement) foundation. Typically the majority of living space will be on the upper level, allowing for future expansion such as family rooms and additional bedrooms downstairs.

The modern Ranch style house plans saw emergence in the 1940's. After the war, the huge surge in demand for economical housing landed the Ranch house plan in top position. California real estate developer Joseph Eichler popularized a distinctive Ranch Style that is in high demand today. Luxury Ranch house plans are also available at MonsterHousePlans.com.

The unique Monster Search at MonsterHousePlans.com will allow you to search for over 70 features and 35 styles that you want your Ranch house plan to have. You can also rest assured that you will be purchasing your Ranch house plans at the best price available. In fact, we have a 30 day price guarantee: If you find the same plan for less on any other brokered website within 30 days of purchase, just contact MonsterHousePlans.com to refund you the difference plus an additional 5%.

If you have questions about any Ranch home plans in our substantial collection, feel free to give our friendly and knowledgeable staff a call. Remember too, that almost any Ranch house floor plan on MonsterHousePlans.com can be modified to suit your preferences. We add new plans daily, so call or visit MonsterHousePlans.com now to find that perfect Ranch house plan