Ranch Style Homes

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Ranch homes emerged as one of the most popular American styles in the 1950s and 60s when the automobile became common in American households, enabling homebuyers to move into suburban homes on bigger lots. The style is characterized by its one-story, pitched-roof construction, built-in garage, wood or brick exterior walls, sliding and picture windows, and sliding doors leading to patios.  A ranch home can be contemporary or traditional in exterior style.

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Edit Credit: The FMLS article is based on research from numerous sources, including but not limited to: Architectural Digest Magazine, REALTOR.org® Architecture Guide, REALTOR.org® Architecture Coach, Traditional Home Magazine, Wikipedia, GreatBuildings.com, PreservationDirectory.com, Architecture.About.com, HomePlans.com, CraftsmanPerspective.com and AntiqueHome.org.

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