Ranch House History

1960s Ranch Style Homes

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photo credit: finna dat Despite the political upheaval of the era, the 1960s were considered to be a time of prosperity for many in the United States.  It was during this time that larger homes were being built and mankind began his race to the moon.  1960s ranch style homes continued to be popular throughout […]

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Brick Ranch House

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Ranch style houses are pretty similar in looks.  Their key elements include a single story, low roofline, simple floor plan, and attached garages.  They also may have had sliding glass doors that open onto a patio or courtyard, shuttered windows, and large overhanging eaves.  The brick ranch house was similar in look and style but […]

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1950 Home Design

1950 Home Design

Architectural styles have changed dramatically over the years. Ranch style homes are included in the architectural style known as “Modern Architecture” even though this style began much earlier than the first ranch style houses were. 1950 home designs continued in the modern theme and expanded upon it thanks to architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, […]

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Ranch Home Plans Make a Comeback

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Ranch homes became popular starting in the 1930s. They continued to be the home plan of choice well into the 1970s. They are still popular homes with very few changes to the plans except for the amount of space. The good news is that ranch home plans are making a comeback. If you’re interested in […]

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What is a Ranch Style House?

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Ranch style houses have been popular in neighborhoods around the United States starting in the 1930s. They can be seen in nearly every state and their floor plans can be modified to meet every need a homeowner may have. But what is a ranch style house? photo credit: tifotter There are certain characteristics and features […]

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Historical Development Ranch House

Part of the appeal of the traditional nineteenth century adobe (which is often called a ranch house) was how the design was informal yet it played off of the relationship of the inside of the house and the space outdoors. This type of home, a single-story design, was built with long porches, or corridors, that […]

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Ranch House History

Sunset Magazine, as the voice of western living, was the first publication to define the characteristics of the ranch house. The ranch house, and its predecessors, had been covered in the magazine prior to World War II, but it dedicated an entire book to Western Ranch Houses in 1946.5 Western Ranch Houses by Cliff May […]

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Every Ranch House Is Not Created Equal

The housing market has changed dramatically throughout history. Immediately following World War II, American homes were primarily in larger cities, small towns, or in farming communities. Between 1945 and 1970, large tracts of land were split into smaller plots of land, creating subdivisions with “tract” housing. Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes The […]

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