The Ranch style is one of the most popular types of home designs to date. Ranch Houses (also known as California Ranch Homes, Ranchers, or even Ramblers) first began to be built in the 1920s, but they rocketed into popularity as many of the baby boomers started building homes of their own.
“Simplicity is beauty” truly captures the essence of the ranch house plan. The earth-hugging, one-story sensations of the 1950s-1960s are basking in a revival. It’s time to revisit these houses that feature open floor plans, large windows, sliding glass doors leading to a rear patio; and how their endless possibilities continue to intrigue 21st century architects.