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How much do Ranch style houses cost per square feet (approximately)?

The average square footage of a Ranch style house is around 2,500 square feet. The average cost of a house of that size is around $442,000. This particular ranch style house would cost about $176 per square feet.

Are there Ranch style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Yes, it is possible for a Ranch house to come with a detached garage. You are also able to find existing Ranch houses that have detached garages, however, it is not the most common type of garage to have on a Ranch house.

Does Ranch style house usually come with a garage?  

Yes, most Ranch style houses come with a garage. Most of the Ranch style houses come with garages that are attached. This is what you will typically find of a house that is not new construction. However, if you are building your Ranch house, then you can build any type of garage that you would like. However, keep in mind, this could impact the cost of the house.

Is a Ranch style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Ranch style homes are usually thought of as a regular sized homes because the defining characteristic of them is they are one floor. Most of the Ranch style homes you find would be considered regular sized homes, but there are much larger size Ranch houses. You can find them with over 6,000 square feet. They would not fall into the category of a mansion, but you certainly could create a luxury style Ranch home.

Is Ranch style ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

Yes, a Ranch style home can be built as a small home. Some of the smallest homes that you can find are Ranch style. You can build an economical Ranch style home by controlling the materials used while building the house, as well as the type of appliances and items put inside the house. The more simple the house is means that it will also be more economical.

Can Ranch style floor plans be open concept?

Yes, Ranch style homes can have an open floor plan. This tends to be the case with a Ranch style home so that is feels more open inside the house. If it is a smaller space, you want the inside of the home to feel open.

What are popular Ranch style exterior colors?

While most Ranch style houses favor a more natural look, the exterior may have some differences depending on the area in which it resides. It is usually one color that gives it a more relaxed look. You will often find whites and browns, and even red brick.

Can you build Ranch style house on a narrow lot?  

Ranch houses are often thought of as sprawling, but there are many compact type Ranch style houses that can be built on a narrow lot. It is not impossible to find a Ranch style house on a narrow lot, but it is not the most common type of lot that you will find.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Ranch style houses are meant for wide lots. Since they are often one level, they like to take up a lot of space on the lot. You will often find a Ranch style house that is in a U  or a L shape. This style house usually comes with attached garages which means it takes up an even larger footprint.

Can Ranch style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Yes, a Ranch style house can be built on a sloping lot. You may have to do some unique landscaping to even out the slope of the lot. You can even use the slope to your advantage, if you want to create a sloping driveway, or some type of sloping wall.

How many floors/stories does Ranch style usually have?

A Ranch style house typically has one floor. That is the most common floor play that you will find. It is not impossible to find a Ranch style house with more than one floor, but it is not the most common design.

Do Ranch style houses have a basement?

Yes, some Ranch style houses have a basement. It is not a guaranteed feature of a Ranch style house, but it is possible to have a basement. If you want a basement in a Ranch style home, be sure to make sure it has one. You should not presume that it does.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

Yes, a Ranch style home does come with a bonus room. This is not always a sure thing, so you should make sure you understand the layout of a house in which you are interested. You should not presume that it will come with a bonus room.

Do Ranch style floor plans come with energy efficient options?

Yes, you can find a Ranch style home with energy efficient options. Most houses that are sold today come with energy efficient appliances. If you are building your own home, you can make sure that you incorporate more energy efficient options into the house.

Is a porch a common design feature with Ranch style houses?

Yes, it is common to find a porch on a Ranch style house. These type of houses have a cozy sense about them and nothing says cozy like a front porch.

What types of roof does Ranch style house typically have?

A Ranch style house has a low pitched roof that has wide eaves on it.

Does Ranch style work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

A rustic interior design is what you might commonly think of when you think of Ranch houses and that is a perfect design for this comfortable cottage type home. It has also found its way into a more modern look and a contemporary interior works well, also.