Ranch-style, or Atomic Ranch housing is a domestic architectural style originating in the United States. The ranch house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile, and minimal use of exterior and interior decoration. The houses fuse modernist ideas and styles with notions of the American Western period working ranches to create a very informal and casual living style.
Long, low roofline
Asymmetrical rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped design
Simple, open floor plans
Living areas separate from the bedroom(s) area
Sliding glass doors opening onto a patio
Large windows, often decorated with shutters
Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams
Exteriors of stucco, brick and wood and glass
Large overhanging eaves
Cross-gabled, side-gabled or hip roof
Simple and/or rustic interior and exterior trim
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