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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

Yosemite
1 1.0 728 sqft
Yellowstone
0 1.0 578 sqft
Whitney
1 1.0 840 sqft
Tupelo
0 1.0 392 sqft
Stonewall
1 1.0 504 sqft
Lanier
1 1.0 840 sqft
Denali
1 1.0 728 sqft
Brantley
2 1.0 608 sqft
Biscayne
2 1.0 672 sqft
Huntley
3 2 1690 sqft
This home has a high cathedral ceiling, dark cabinets, and a stand alone tub in the master bath. It has...
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...