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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.

Browse Popular Single Story Home Plans

Yukon
3.0 2.0 1568 sqft
The Yukon is an open floor plan, combining the kitchen and adjacent living areas into a single, large gathering space...
Yellowstone
3.0 2.0 1568 sqft
The living area in our Yellowstone plan consists of generously proportioned kitchen, dining, and lounge areas. A notable feature in...
Trinity
4.0 2.0 2692 sqft
Space for everyone! The Trinity is one of our larger floor plans, wrapping living space and 4 bedrooms into one...
St Croix
3.0 2.0 1680 sqft
For those looking for open flow, this layout is ideal! From the widespread living/dining/kitchen area through to the massive main...
St. Lawrence
3.0 2.0 1586 sqft
Although a smaller footprint than other plans, the St. Lawrence makes good use of space. Enjoy a counter height bar...
Savannah
3.0 3.0 2010 sqft
This plan offers curb appeal with a front entrance bump out and covered porch. The open living area provides a...
Sacramento
2.0 2.0 1680 sqft
This plan offers curb appeal with a front entrance bump out and covered porch. The open living area provides a...
Roanoke
3.0 2.5 1820 sqft
Step from the covered porch through the foyer to a welcoming open great room. This plan has a bit of...
Redwood
3.0 2.0 1560 sqft
The entire living area greets every visitor upon their first step into this welcoming plan. Enjoy the generous master bedroom...
Rio Grande
3.0 2.5 2352 sqft
Formal dining and a separate breakfast area make this plan stand out as unique. Enjoy a large kitchen with center...
Portage
3.0 2.0 1980 sqft
The inset front porch is welcoming to guests visiting in poor weather! Step into a foyer adjoining a massive open...
Missouri
2.0 2.0 1288 sqft
It’s the little details that count. A few features to point out in this plan are the corner pantry in...
Mississippi
3.0 2.0 1586 sqft
This is a large but cozy plan, with a fireplace in the spacious living room to add a comfortable warmth...
Mackinzie
3.0 2.0 1456 sqft
This petite plan is perfect for a couple but has room for a family. All 3 bedrooms feature walk-in closets...
Hudson
3.0 2.0 1456 sqft
A touch of elegance welcomes everyone, with an extended foyer leading to the living area. Appreciate the large kitchen, with...