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Ranch House Plans

Picture of a Ranch Style House

Our ranch house plans have been purchased by folks all over the U.S. and Canada. Also referred to as ramblers, most homes constructed from ranch floor plans are one story.

Homes built from ranch style house plans can be quite energy efficient, since in a one-story home there’s no heat or cooling loss between levels, and little need for separate zone controls. Ranch houses typically have low-pitched roofs with wide overhangs to protect the structure from the sun and the elements. And ranch style floor plans often call for a mixture of wood and brick on the exterior, with shingles on the roof.

Common Characteristics of Ranch House Plans:

  • Usually one-story homes
  • Roof may be gabled or hipped, with a very low pitch
  • Often cross-gabled
  • Detailing is often minimal, but decorative shutters are common
  • Typically have moderate to wide eaves
  • Often have large picture windows in living areas
  • Tend to be wide and rambling
  • Usually have easy access to patios and porches

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We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.