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One Story House Plans

Popular in the 1950’s, Ranch house plans, were designed and built during the post-war exuberance of cheap land and sprawling suburbs. During the 1970’s, as incomes, family size and an increased interest in leisure activities rose, the single story home fell out of favor; however, as most cycles go, the Ranch house design is on the rise once again. Affordable, efficient and offering functional layouts, today’s modern single story homes feature a host of amenities that are compatible with today’s families and their lifestyles.

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Easily maintained and cleaned, less formal than double storied homes and open floor plans provide a casual and adaptive space for easy family living. With the advent of ever evolving, luxuriously designed outdoor spaces for entertaining, the single story home features an opportunity to take advantage and beautifully blend indoor-outdoor spaces well. These home styles are convenient and safe for our aging population as well; with no stairs to maneuver, Ranch house plans, typically feature a kinder layout allowing our parents to age in place and comfort.