By Courtney Pittman
Boasting one level, wide footprints, open (and horizontal) layouts, low-pitched roofs, sliding glass doors (often leading to back patios), and much more, ranch home floor plans are jam-packed with style. These mid-century gems are ideal for homeowners who prefer one-story home plans and single-level living (which is on the rise according to the National Association of Home Builders). Thanks to their simple footprints, this design style can be cost-effective and make great starter homes. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite architectural designs that sport ranch style houses.
One-Story Ranch House Design
Hello gorgeous! This ranch home floor plan balances open gathering spaces and private bedrooms. This kitchen’s large island overlooks the great room for a relaxed, contemporary feeling. A formal living room makes it easy to host guests on special occasions (or can be used as an office space). Don’t miss the generously-sized master closet!
Ranch House Plan with Open Floor Plan
This brand-new ranch style home design features stone accents that add loads of curb appeal. Inside, an open layout between the kitchen and great room creates a relaxed, easygoing vibe, while the dining area is great for formal occasions. Check out the cool outdoor living space at the rear of the home.
Modern House Plan with Open Floor Plan
Sleek and modern, this ranch style house plan stands out. Sporting a low-pitched roof, horizontal lap siding, and a rich display of glass with stone accents, this architectural design boasts plenty of curb appeal. Inside, the open floor plan features main gathering areas that fill the core of the home.
Rich with windows and natural light, the dining room and great room are ideal for taking in scenic views. Three bedrooms are nicely separated with the master suite located on the right side of the floor plan, while the secondary bedrooms are up front on the left.
Complete with a private bathroom, a large walk-in shower, and a soaking tub, the master suite feels like a spacious retreat (for more master suite ideas, check out this Southern Living article). The flexible den can serve as a hobby room, home office, or play room – the options are endless!
Stylish House Design with Large Master Suite*
This elegant ranch home floor plan design gives you a luxurious one-story layout with tons of thoughtful amenities (check out this article from Builder Online for more one-story house plans). For example, check out the master suite: a large shower can be accessed from two sides, with the tub in front and two separate vanities. The rear porch can host an outdoor kitchen that's ready for summer fun.
Ranch House Plan with Large Porch
This L-shaped ranch style house plan includes covered porches on several sides for seamless indoor-outdoor living connections. A spacious office just off the kitchen could also double as a guest room. The great room and the master bedroom open to porches on two sides making it easy to step out and enjoy the outdoors when the weather is favorable.
A multi-tasking, two-tiered island opens to the spacious great room, which features a fireplace centered on a floating hearth with easy seating. A walk-in pantry is adjacent to the kitchen, while the laundry is in the bedroom wing.
Relaxed One-Story House Plan
This graceful ranch style home offers relaxed, outdoor-focused living and plenty of thoughtful touches. Vaulted ceilings in the great room, country kitchen, and master bedroom add a dimension of extra space. Relax in the master suite's tub, where a bayed window gives a lovely view of the backyard.
You'll also find two sinks, a separate shower, a walk-in closet, and French doors to the rear porch here. Don't miss the spacious laundry/mudroom, the kitchen's desk, and space for a freezer in the two-car garage.
Popular House Design with Grilling Porch
Perennially popular, this one-story ranch home floor plan makes the grilling porch a priority - much like these grilling porch ideas from HGTV. Many areas open to it: the breakfast nook, great room, master suite, and even a hallway near a secondary bedroom.
Back inside, the kitchen's snack bar offers another relaxed area to entertain with seating for four. The home theater/living room near the front could also serve as a home office with the addition of some doors. Owners will love the master suite's generous bathroom.
Modern Ranch House Plan
This modern ranch style house boasts sleek style with interior and exterior connections. The spacious kitchen and great room were designed as one continuous space in an open floor plan. Sporting high ceilings that increase the volume of the space, the main living area feels open and airy.
Open to the living room and covered porch, the kitchen feels fresh and contemporary with plenty of counter space. A second bedroom could be used as a guest bedroom, hobby room, or home office. The master bedroom is located away from the main living area for extra privacy, while the bathroom has access to the stackable washer and dryer as an added convenience.
Abundant Storage and Upscale Amenities
With big bedrooms and upscale amenities (like a wood burning fireplace and built-ins), this ranch home floor plan feels elegant and luxurious with everything on one level for easy movement and entertaining.
Abundant storage includes the master suite’s huge walk-in closet, an enormous laundry room, walk-in pantry, and more. The kitchen’s large eating bar overlooks the great room for a relaxed, contemporary feeling.
Three-Bedroom Ranch House Plan
This modern ranch style home was designed with convenience in mind. It sports three large bedrooms, two baths, and an open floor plan. The exterior maintains some classic ranch style features such as a low-pitched roof, long proportions, and clap board siding. Large sliding glass doors, sliding window shade screens, and a sleek metal roof add modern appeal.
The master suite sits to the right of the floor plan, while two additional bedrooms and a bathroom reside to the left. And in the back, a rear patio provides space for grilling. Let the parties begin!