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Attractive Ranch house plan in muted earth-tone wood siding and Craftsman architectural details

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This beautiful transitional Ranch style home is sure to impress when friends and family first lay eyes on it. Its Craftsman detailing and low-slung ...

Modern ranch home plans combine a classic look with present-day amenities. The original design of the 1960s was considered luxurious for its wide, sliding glass doors that opened to sprawling backyard areas. Today, a new generation of ranch style homes offer more “extras” and layouts from which to choose.

A very popular option is a ranch house plan with an open floor plan, offering the open layout a family desires with the classic architecture style they love. Other common features...
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Modern ranch home plans combine a classic look with present-day amenities. The original design of the 1960s was considered luxurious for its wide, sliding glass doors that opened to sprawling backyard areas. Today, a new generation of ranch style homes offer more “extras” and layouts from which to choose.

A very popular option is a ranch house plan with an open floor plan, offering the open layout a family desires with the classic architecture style they love. Other common features include

  • Master bedroom suites with spa-style bathrooms
  • Walk-in closets
  • “Mother-in-law suites” with plenty of privacy and separation
  • Spacious kitchens complete with a countertop island
  • In-home office spaces
  • Attached garage
  • Ample patio and outdoor living space (perfect for summer grilling!) that helped popularize this style home from the start.

The beauty of a ranch house plan is its flexibility. This classic style can be adapted to any family configuration. To add square footage, explore the option of adding a basement. Building on a basement rather than a slab foundation increases livable and storage space, and means less exterior area to finish. The master suite is typically on the main level, but the basement space allows for more bedrooms to be built. A basement foundation is the most common variation of the traditional one-story ranch-style home.

These homes can also adapt based on the size and shape of your lot. There are deep plans available for lots that go further back, and wide plans available for lots that are the opposite.

Ranch Floor Plans: Beginnings, Variations, and Updates

Simple in their design, ranch plans first captured the imaginations of the post-WWII American middle class in the 1950s and ’60s. During this era of rapid suburbanization, lots of homes were affordable, and the ranch style house had mammoth appeal. The popular California Ranch (as they were originally called) featured a long rectangular shape with a shallow-pitched hip roof that extended across a single- or double-car garage. They were a comfortable size – typically three bedrooms and two baths – contained neatly on one floor.

In the 1980s and ’90s, this style lost ground to multi-story “McMansion” style housing trends, with buyers and builders adding more square footage per plot of land.

Fast forward to the present. Today, ranches are enjoying a renaissance. Designers are looking back to original ranch style home plans as inspiration for versatile, high-value single story homes – and in many cases, luxurious homes. They offer cost-effective square footage, open and harmonious common areas that are well suited to entertaining, and everyday living made accessible without the need for stairs.

Our collection of plans includes homes with modern amenities and features, while pulling some style inspiration from the classic ranch. These homes will suit anyone’s set of updated tastes and preferences, including those who are looking for exterior finishes beyond just brick.

Whether you’re searching for an affordable, simple ranch house plan or a more luxurious design, browse through The Plan Collection’s portfolio of more than 3,000 unique ranch home designs.

 

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Ranch Style House Plans

Attractive Ranch house plan in muted earth-tone wood siding and Craftsman architectural details

Modern ranch home plans combine a classic look with present-day amenities. The original design of the 1960s was considered luxurious for its wide, sliding glass doors that opened to sprawling backyard areas. Today, a new generation of ranch style homes offer more “extras” and layouts from which to choose.

A very popular option is a ranch house plan with an open floor plan, offering the open layout a family desires with the classic architecture style they love. Other common features include

  • Master bedroom suites with spa-style bathrooms
  • Walk-in closets
  • “Mother-in-law suites” with plenty of privacy and separation
  • Spacious kitchens complete with a countertop island
  • In-home office spaces
  • Attached garage
  • Ample patio and outdoor living space (perfect for summer grilling!) that helped popularize this style home from the start.

The beauty of a ranch house plan is its flexibility. This classic style can be adapted to any family configuration. To add square footage, explore the option of adding a basement. Building on a basement rather than a slab foundation increases livable and storage space, and means less exterior area to finish. The master suite is typically on the main level, but the basement space allows for more bedrooms to be built. A basement foundation is the most common variation of the traditional one-story ranch-style home.

These homes can also adapt based on the size and shape of your lot. There are deep plans available for lots that go further back, and wide plans available for lots that are the opposite.

Ranch Floor Plans: Beginnings, Variations, and Updates

Simple in their design, ranch plans first captured the imaginations of the post-WWII American middle class in the 1950s and ’60s. During this era of rapid suburbanization, lots of homes were affordable, and the ranch style house had mammoth appeal. The popular California Ranch (as they were originally called) featured a long rectangular shape with a shallow-pitched hip roof that extended across a single- or double-car garage. They were a comfortable size – typically three bedrooms and two baths – contained neatly on one floor.

In the 1980s and ’90s, this style lost ground to multi-story “McMansion” style housing trends, with buyers and builders adding more square footage per plot of land.

Fast forward to the present. Today, ranches are enjoying a renaissance. Designers are looking back to original ranch style home plans as inspiration for versatile, high-value single story homes – and in many cases, luxurious homes. They offer cost-effective square footage, open and harmonious common areas that are well suited to entertaining, and everyday living made accessible without the need for stairs.

Our collection of plans includes homes with modern amenities and features, while pulling some style inspiration from the classic ranch. These homes will suit anyone’s set of updated tastes and preferences, including those who are looking for exterior finishes beyond just brick.

Whether you’re searching for an affordable, simple ranch house plan or a more luxurious design, browse through The Plan Collection’s portfolio of more than 3,000 unique ranch home designs.

 

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3-Bedroom, 2091 Sq Ft Ranch House Plan - 117-1092 - Front Exterior
2091 Sq Ft.
From $795.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1769 Sq Ft Traditional Home Plan - 142-1075 - Main Exterior
1769 Sq Ft.
From $995.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1834 Sq Ft Ranch House - Plan #142-1082 - Front Exterior
1834 Sq Ft.
From $995.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
4-Bedroom, 2420 Sq Ft Country Home Plan - 142-1131 - Main Exterior
2420 Sq Ft.
From $1045.00
4 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
3 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1300 Sq Ft Southern Ranch Plan - 142-1046 - Front Exterior
1300 Sq Ft.
From $945.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1640 Sq Ft Country Home Plan - 141-1243 - Main Exterior
1640 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 2156 Sq Ft Country House Plan - 109-1193 - Front Exterior
2156 Sq Ft.
From $1045.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
3 .5 Bathrooms
3 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 2004 Sq Ft Country House Plan - 142-1158 - Front Exterior
2004 Sq Ft.
From $1045.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1604 Sq Ft Craftsman Plan - #141-1081 - Main Exterior
1604 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1412 Sq Ft Country Home Plan - 176-1012 - Main Exterior
1412 Sq Ft.
From $600.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
0 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1637 Sq Ft Craftsman Home Plan - 141-1242 - Main Exterior
1637 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1800 Sq Ft Country House Plan - 141-1077 - Front Exterior
1800 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1800 Sq Ft Ranch Home Plan - 141-1239 - Main Exterior
1800 Sq Ft.
From $950.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1800 Sq Ft Country Home Plan - 153-1744 - Main Exterior
1800 Sq Ft.
From $580.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
2-Bedroom, 2605 Sq Ft Ranch House - Plan #194-1010 - Front Exterior
2605 Sq Ft.
From $1350.00
2 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
3 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 2344 Sq Ft Craftsman Home Plan - 106-1276 - Main Exterior
2344 Sq Ft.
From $985.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1800 Sq Ft Country Home Plan - 142-1043 - Main Exterior
1800 Sq Ft.
From $995.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 2151 Sq Ft Country House Plan - 142-1159 - Front Exterior
2151 Sq Ft.
From $1045.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
3 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1657 Sq Ft Traditional House Plan - 142-1176 - Front Exterior
1657 Sq Ft.
From $995.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 1800 Sq Ft Country Home - Plan #142-1023 - Front Exterior
1800 Sq Ft.
From $995.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
2 Garage Bays
3-Bedroom, 2096 Sq Ft Ranch House Plan - 153-1432 - Front Exterior
2096 Sq Ft.
From $670.00
3 Bedrooms
1 Floor
2 .5 Bathrooms
3 Garage Bays
3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2091 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $795.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1769 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $995.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1834 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $995.00

4 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2420 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $1045.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1300 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $945.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1640 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
3 .5 Bath
2156 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $1045.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2004 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $1045.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1604 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1412 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $600.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1637 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $950.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $580.00

2 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2605 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $1350.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2344 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $985.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $995.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2151 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $1045.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1657 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $995.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
1800 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $995.00

3 Bed
2 .5 Bath
2096 Sq Ft.
1 Floor
From: $670.00

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Ranch Style Homes: The Ranch House Plan Makes a Big Comeback


TPC author Brian Toolan
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“Simplicity is beauty” truly captures the essence of today’s ranch house plan.   Once criticized as having no style, the rambling one-story structures, with their open floor plans, large windows, and sliding glass doors to a rear patio are basking in a revival these days. Typically built close-to-the-ground with a low-pitched roof, minimal exterior and interior decoration, the “ranch” really caught the imagination of America’s middle class in the late 1940s through the 1960s before falling out of


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