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Ranch floor plans make up the majority of the most popular floor plans across the country. The ranch style home, or rambler, is a classic style that is almost synonymous with one story living. There are just so many options available that offer space for entertainment and living. Designers and architects have created so many plans and styles that choosing the right home plan can almost seem overwhelming.

Ranch floor plans are just practical. With all of the living space on one floor there are no steps to navigate or stairways to take up floor space. However, architectural drama can still be created by adding vaulted ceilings, cathedral ceilings, trapezoid windows, and decorative ceiling treatments (i.e. trey ceilings, coffered ceilings, etc.). Exterior curb appear can be enhanced with decorative dormers, dramatic recesses, and a large number of porch options. Many single floor plans also offer opportunities for bonus space in the attic or over the garage which can be finished in the future.

There are so many styles that take advantage of the one story home plan configuration. In the northern areas these include cottages, bungalow, and ranch plans. In the south these can include colonial and contemporary designs. With large coastal areas many beach homes also utilize single floor designs such as the Mediterranean Style. With space to spare, Texas is famous for large Texas Ranch Homes. Southwestern ranch floor plans include Spanish Colonial, Mission, and Pueblo styles.

Because one story homes offer all of the space on a single floor, they typically require larger building lots. It just takes more land to build out instead of up. In addition, ranch floor plans require more roof and foundation making their convenience slightly more expensive than other home plan options. Many outdoor options for decks, patios, and porches enhance the character of single story homes that can make them great options for everyone.

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Lewis
2 1 1120 sqft
Spring Lake
3 2.0 1572 sqft
A chalet-style home designed for coastal areas, the Spring Lake boasts a vaulted living room and dining room with an...
Holgate
3 3.5 2074 sqft
The Holgate features an over-sized living room that opens out onto a full-width deck on one side and is open...
Southampton II
4 3.5 2453 sqft
With two master suites (one on each floor) the Southampton is highlighted by its five bedrooms and three and a...
Southampton I
5 3.5 2453 sqft
With two master suites (one on each floor) the Southampton is highlighted by its five bedrooms and three and a...
Riverhead II
4 3.0 2111 sqft
This spacious two-story plan features a massive great room open to an airy nook, a gourmet Hearth Wall kitchen and...
Riverhead I
4 2.5 2058 sqft
This spacious two-story plan features a massive great room open to an airy nook, a gourmet Hearth Wall kitchen and...
Nantucket
3 2.5 1938 sqft
The Nantucket is a two-story home highlighted by a covered porch on both floors. On the first floor, enter through...
Seaside II
3 1.5 1472 sqft
Designed for narrow lots, the Seaside II is a multi-level home highlighted by a covered porch that enters into an...
Seaside I
3 2.5 1585 sqft
Designed for narrow lots, the Seaside is a multi-level home highlighted by a covered porch that enters into an open...
Chesterfield
3 2 1978 sqft
Featuring our exclusive Tranquility Spa master bathroom and the Palm Beach Hearth Wall kitchen, the Chesterfield is designed for luxurious...
Virginia Beach
3 2.0 1629 sqft
The majestic entrance to this 1,629 square foot one-floor home invites you into a spacious foyer that opens into the...
Fenwick B
4 2.0 1694 sqft
Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one-floor living at its best. The Fenwick B offers just about everything in 1,694 square...
Breezy Point
2 2 1660 sqft
Cambridge Cottage
1 1.5 1085 sqft
With styling cues reminiscent of Atlantic coast cottages, the Cambridge Cottage is designed to maximize the utilization of a small...