Ranch House Plans & Ranch Style Home Designs
Sometimes referred to as the California ranch style, the ranch home in the current family, originated there in 1930s. Ranch homes emerged as one of the most popular American styles in the 1950s and 60s, when the automobile had replaced early 20th-century forms of transportation, such as streetcars.
Now mobile homebuyers could relocate to the suburbs into larger homes on bigger lots. The style takes its cues from Spanish Colonial Prairie and Craftsman homes, and is characterized by its one-story, pitched-roof construction, built-in garage, wood or brick exterior walls, sliding and picture windows, and sliding doors leading to patios.