Ranch architecture began as a modern take on the Spanish Colonial Ranch home which always included a courtyard in the back of the home. Ranch homes are characterized by long, low, rooflines with deep eaves and attached garages. They feature simple and occasionally rustic trim and millwork.
- Structure: One level, walk out style homes with open floor plans
- Exterior Doors: Flush with asymmetrical or long glass
- Windows: Large and often have shutters on the front facade
- Colors: Monochromatic; Colors vary but rarely differentiate between walls and trim work