The ranch-style home is a type of residential architecture that originated in the United States in the 1920s and became popular in the post-World War II era. The style is characterized by a single-story design, with a long, low profile and a simple, open floor plan. The homes typically have a minimalistic aesthetic, with little ornamentation and a focus on functionality. Ranch-style homes were initially popular in the western United States, but quickly spread to other regions of the country. They remain a popular choice for new construction and renovation projects to this day.
Ranch styles homes can range from small to sprawling. The ranch home requires more lot width vs a two story home. Neighborhoods with smaller lots produce less ranch styled homes. Some ranches may have a bonus/bedroom accessible by stairs over the garage. Ranches can have basements and as much square footage as most 2 story homes. The most requested feature of a ranch is "split bedrooms." The owner's suite will be separate from the secondary bedrooms. If you don't want stairs, a ranch is the perfect home style for you.