Retro Home Plans - Plans from the 1950s and 1960s
Retro home plans section is a group of houseplans that have stood the test of time. House designers who are still actively designing new house plans today designed this group of homes in the 1950ís and 1960ís.
It's time to stop maligning the humble rambler, the practical, ubiquitous one-story abode that has embodied suburbia for more than half a century.
Across the country, the 1950s-era retro homes are desirable real estate again -- and are even being embraced as historic architecture, worthy of preservation.
Yes, the humble and prolific one-story home is becoming retro chic.
What does ATOMIC Magazine have to say about the retro revival?
It's a great style that so many of us relate to and grew up in. But people are taking off the cedar shakes and putting on vinyl siding when they don't have to. Now that ramblers have come of age people should maintain their charm.
Yes, you heard right: charm. Once derided for cookie-cutter floor plans and a humble working-class image, the rambler is becoming something suburban real estate is almost never called: retro chic.
Sometimes called ranch houses, ramblers typically had about 1,000 square feet of living space -- enough for a modest-sized living room, kitchen and three small bedrooms.
Who is buying these retro style house plans? First-time buyers are buying some and a secondary market is the empty nester looking to downsize to a one-story home.
Please note that the retro houseplans collection meets code typical to the time they were drawn and we cannot guarantee they will meet current local building codes for your area. Please consult with your building codes department before you build.