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Ranch Homes 49 Ideabooks

Nine out of 10 new houses built in the United States in 1950 were ranch houses. By 1970 the number of new houses that were ranches had fallen to four out of five, and the number continued to decrease, says Witold Rybczynski in Last...
Follow a Ranch House Renovation From Start to Finish
Follow the progress of Mike and Leann Rowe of Lutz, Florida, as they purchase, renovate and move into a 1970s-era ranch house in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Here and over the next few months, I'll show how they: *Found the right house *Assembled ...
Houzz Tour: Modern and Traditional Tango in a Spanish-Style Ranch
Shaw Coates and her husband, John, loved living in their four-level downtown San Diego house. Shaw, in particular, loved small spaces, having lived in Paris apartments. But when the couple — she's a marketing director; he's a hardware engineer for Qualcomm...
10 Advantages of the Humble Ranch House
Since falling from favor in the 1970s, the ranch house has languished on the bottom rung of the architectural food chain. Critics deride...
Chic New Interiors Take a Ranch House Beyond Typical
Before-and-afters like this one have launched a million projects, snagged thousands of jobs for clever designers and ignited countless dreams. Nothing illustrates possibility like a dramatic interior transformation — especially when that potential lies...
Houzz Tour: Collected Comfort in an ’80s California Ranch
Instead of hitting a showroom, interior designer Shannon Ggem loves to search a client’s garage or attic for buried treasure first. By digging through their collections, shopping new and...
Houzz Tour: Industrial Updates to Classic Southwest Style
People often claim that it was love at first sight with their home. That definitely wasn’t the case for Matt and Lauren Morstad. “Luckily, my husband had a vision and said we could do something with the house,” Lauren says. “It hadn’t been updated...
My Houzz: Paint and Pluck Revamp a Portland Ranch
Medical librarian Heather Tucker fell in love with the arches and coved ceilings of a dilapidated home in the Piedmont neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The house had sat unoccupied for the past four years and was in pretty rough shape, but the first-time...
Houzz Tour: Turning a ’50s Ranch Into a Craftsman Bungalow
Maureen and Ray O’Bryan were at that in-between age. Some of their kids were leaving the nest, but the O’Bryans weren’t ready to move into a retirement community. If anything, they wanted more space — so they could entertain...
My Houzz: Full-Tilt Reinvention for a 1950s Ranch
“It has always been my dream to renovate a '50s rancher," says Patti Houston, owner of the home staging company Flüff Designs and Decor. Houston and...
Houzz Tour: Respectful Updates for a Midcentury Atlanta Ranch
In Atlanta's affluent Buckhead neighborhood, modest older homes are routinely razed and replaced with upscale McMansions. Which is precisely what the owners of this 1954 ranch didn't want. The couple, an...
Roots of Style: Ranch Architecture Roams Across the U.S.
We all know a ranch house from our past. Chances are, you grew up in one, or your grandparents lived in one their whole lives, or your best friend lived in one around the corner. This popular home style spread from coast to coast in the U.S....
Coastal Makeover: A Florida Home Sees the Light
When Mike and Leann Rowe’s son and daughter moved out of their 4,000-square-foot home in Lutz, Florida, the couple decided to downsize. Keeping with the empty nest ethos, they not only wanted less square footage, but also something clean,...
5 Ranch Homes With Modern-Day Appeal
In the early '70s, before my family moved to Los Angeles from Northern California, we lived in a 1960s ranch-style house. Our house was in a huge tract with other homes of this style, with dramatic low and horizontal rooflines with gable and hip profiles....
Owners Find Their Bliss in a Wine Country Ranch House
When a San Francisco couple was looking for a second home in Sonoma, California, they saw past the dark and awkward spaces in this 1940s ranch house, the former home and office of a beloved local doctor. They knew a renovation, master suite addition,...
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