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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

Lakespring – Craftsman
3 2 1764 sqft
This is an immediate delivery home. This is a basement-ready plan ready for steps to a basement, NOTE: The actual...
Lakespring – Farmhouse
3 2 1764 sqft
This is an immediate delivery home. There are two versions available - A basement version ready for steps to a...
Pine View
3 2 1400 sqft
A gorgeous mix of natural wood and neutral finishes, it is a beautiful home for at the lake or at...
Cottonwood
3 2 1876 sqft
This 3 bedroom ranch is a perfect family home with lots of curb appeal. This is far from your standard...
Sage
3 2 1792 sqft
The Sage is a beautiful ranch home featuring a prow front and vaulted ceiling. The well thought out layout leads...
Hemlock
2 2.5 1797 sqft
The main level of this home manages to balance a huge master en-suite with spacious living area and a prow...
Copper Mountain
3 2 1972 sqft
The expansive living room makes this house the perfect candidate for entertainers who want to show off their great view,...
Spicer
2 2 1375 sqft
The Spicer is a 2 bed, lake style home with spacious living area that is perfect for viewing the views....
Glenwood
2 2 1504 sqft
The origami vault is the true star of the Glenwood. It adds so much light to the living room, perfect...
Dawson
3 2 1624 sqft
The Dawson is a classic ranch home featuring 3 bedrooms with a private master suite and a large, airy kitchen.
Roscoe
3 2 1652 sqft
This classic ranch is a perfect layout with a large, open plan living area as well as a quaint front...
Kensington
3 2.5 1932 sqft
The Kensington is a beautiful, three piece ranch style home with a picturesque elevation. The large pantry and spacious living...
Baxter
1 1 735 sqft
This contemporary single-piece home is perfect for those who are looking for a smaller way of living. Everything about this...
Jefferson
3 2 1864 sqft
Jackson
3 2 1624 sqft