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Building your Ranch House - Distinguishing Traits

A Ranch house, also known as a Rancher or Rambler is a popular style of home. The original Ranch style homes date back to the 1920's and became increasingly popular  in the suburbs after WWII and with the passing of the GI Bill in 1944, after millions of soldiers returned to civilian life.  

                                                                  Lindal Ranch style featured in a Lindal 1950's house plan book

Traditional ranch style homes are single-story houses commonly built with an open-concept layout and a devoted patio space. They often feature long, low-pitch rooflines and large windows. 

A ranch style home is generally recognized by 3 distinguishing traits:

All One Level - A ranch style home is usually a low-lying, one story house. One level living makes the ranch style home attractive because it provides the convenience of having everything accessible on one floor.

Open concept floor Plan - Creates a sense of openness and connection and provides for greater traffic flow. Every room flows into the next effortlessly and blends with the outdoors. 

Seamless transition from Inside to Outside - Floor plans for ranch style homes are designed to be informal and relaxed. Great rooms open to courtyards, decks and pools through large doors and expansive windows that allow natural light in and blur the distinction between the inside and out.

If you choose to build a ranch style home with Barb and Doug Pocha, with our exclusive design process, we know you won't regret it.

To learn how to create and design a Custom home with Fine Point Cedar Homes, call us at 1-855-554-6325 or register your interest here: Get started on your journey>>

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