By Michael Schmid at July 17 2019 10:01:46
The ranch floor plan is conventional and matter_of_fact. The roofs are low pitched with a large garage attached to the house. Ranch homes are single_storied. Split_level floor plans are not unusual.
The availability and increasing popularity of the automobile also defined the heyday of the ranch house floor plan. For the first time, the garage was moved to the front of the home. This was the first generation of home owners to have a highly prized freedom and mobility to work and shop in the city and then retreat to the suburbs to live. Because the suburbs removed the need to build houses close together, lots became increasingly larger and the square footage of the average house floor plan expanded accordingly. Ranch house floor plans generally accentuated the width of the lot.