Ranch Style Homes

Embracing the Ranch Style in Home Design

Ranch style homes, characterised by their sprawling, single-story layout and large verandas with distinct rooflines, have become a beloved style of home in Australia. Based on a traditional and easily recognisable look, they are one of the most popular home styles in the country. These designs often feature open plan living spaces, large windows, and easy indoor and outdoor flow, making them ideal for the Australian landscape and lifestyle. As experienced custom home builders, we specialise in creating ranch style house designs that echo the simplicity and charm of traditional ranch homes while incorporating modern elements.


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Customise Your Ranch House Floor Plan

Every dream home starts with a perfect floor plan. Our team works closely with you to design your custom ranch home floor plans, ensuring every space and layout aligns with your vision. Whether it's integrating an open plan living area, adding an extra bedroom, or ensuring the flow of indoor and outdoor spaces, we tailor each aspect to create your ideal ranch-style home.

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The Allure of Australian Ranch Home Style Designs

Our Australian ranch style home designs blend the classic elements of traditional ranch-style houses with unique modern Australian characteristics. From the wide eaves and large windows to the integration of weatherboard and stucco, these homes are designed to complement the Australian landscape and climate. Our home designs pay homage to this style that originated in the Southwest, particularly in the sun belt region, adapting it to suit the modern Australian family. You can even incorporate the distinct flight of steps to get from your path to your entry - a signature of this iconic Aussie home.

Acreage Home Designs: Ranch Style Homes with a Twist

For those with more space, our acreage home designs offer the perfect opportunity to expand the classic ranch style home. These designs take advantage of larger plots, allowing for more sprawling layouts, varying roof lines, and additional features like attached garages, pools, and extensive outdoor areas. Our designs balance the simplicity of ranch homes with the luxury of space and personalisation.

The Evolution of Ranch Style Floor Plans

Ranch style floor plans have evolved significantly since their inception in the early 1960s. Initially influenced by Spanish colonial architecture and modernism, these floor plans now incorporate features like sunken living rooms, cathedral ceilings, and large sliding glass doors and windows. We stay true to the architectural roots while incorporating contemporary design elements, creating homes that are both timeless and modern.

Discover the Ranch Style House Designs of Smarthomes

Smarthomes offers a diverse range of ranch style homes, each tailored to the unique needs and preferences of our clients. From classic California ranch designs to contemporary Australian adaptations, our portfolio showcases the versatility and appeal of ranch-style homes. We invite you to explore the options in our range and find inspiration for your own ranch home design.

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Smarthomes: Where Your Ranch Style Dream Becomes a Reality

At Smarthomes, we don't just build houses; we realise dreams. Our expertise in crafting bespoke ranch style homes ensures that every client's vision is brought to life with precision and care. Our promise is to deliver a home that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them, making your dream ranch style home a stunning reality.

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Start Designing Your Dream Ranch Style Home. Contact Us Today!

Don’t wait any longer to live in the home you’ve always wanted. Contact Smarthomes today and take the first step towards creating your dream ranch style home. Our team is ready to bring your vision to life with unparalleled expertise and personalised service. Start your journey to a bespoke, beautiful, and uniquely yours ranch style home now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the definition of the ranch house style?

Ranch style homes, popularised in the United States in the 20th century, are known for their long, low-to-ground profile, and minimalist aesthetic. This style typically features open layouts, large windows, and an integration with the surrounding environment. At Smarthomes, we appreciate the ranch style for its simplicity and functionality, making it a great choice for homeowners who prefer a blend of modern and traditional elements.

How do you make a ranch house look good?

Enhancing a ranch house's appeal involves emphasising its unique characteristics. This can include upgrading the exterior with fresh paint, modernising the landscaping to complement its horizontal structure, and ensuring plenty of natural light. Inside, an open, clutter-free layout with contemporary furnishings can bring out the best in a ranch style home. Smarthomes can assist in personalising these elements to suit your preferences and location.

What colours are used for a ranch style home?

Ranch style homes often feature earthy, natural colours to blend with their surroundings. Think warm neutrals like beige, taupe, and greys, or soft, muted tones such as sage green or sky blue. These colours enhance the home’s natural feel while keeping it modern and stylish. Smarthomes can help select a colour palette that not only suits the ranch style but also reflects your personal taste.

What should be included in ranch style house plans?

Ranch style house plans should include an open floor plan, with main living, dining, and kitchen areas flowing seamlessly into one another. Bedrooms and bathrooms are typically segregated for privacy. Ample windows for natural light, and easy access to outdoor spaces are also key features. At Smarthomes, we focus on tailoring these plans to maximise both functionality and aesthetic appeal, ensuring your ranch home is both comfortable and stylish.

How do you style a ranch house?

Ranch style houses often involve a balance of modern and rustic elements. Opt for furniture with clean lines, complemented by natural materials like wood and stone. Artwork and decor should be minimal but impactful, adding character without clutter. Incorporating outdoor elements inside, like plants or a stone fireplace, can also enhance the ranch style's connection to nature. Smarthomes can guide you through the styling process, ensuring your home is a true reflection of your personal style and needs.

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