Easy Ranch Living

Close to the ground + open plan layout

The original ranch style was fairly basic and casual in style. The goal of this design style was easy living in an unpretentious home for the modern American lifestyle. In the 1960s they began to be modified to include features like sunken living rooms, cathedral heigh ceilings and varying roof lines.  

Often associated with the post war building boom in the 1950s, as tract homes in the suburbs, there is renewed interest by homeowners, especially younger people who didn’t grow up with this style.

Simple in style these homes were embellished during the 1940s and 50s to make them fancier or ‘Early American’ by adding on scalloped trim and dovecotes.

Characteristics

  • Single story

  • L or U shaped, asymmetrical rectangle or built around a courtyard

  • Open floor plans

  • Sliding glass doors to deck or patio and windows with large glass area

  • Living area separate from bedroom areas

  • Attached garage often front facing

  • Low pitched roof with deep overhanging eaves

  • Mixed materials on the exterior, including stucco, brick, stone or wood

  • Minimal ornamentation

Additional Styles

  • Daylight: two story versions or raised ranch

Years Built

1930s - 1980s

Also known as American ranch, California ranch, rambler, or rancher!
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Ranch homes are prevalent on the Eastside of Portland but you’ll find a high concentration in these neighborhoods.

Overview of Ranch Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon

Ranch Homes for Sale in Portland, Oregon

These latest homes on the market were built before 1975 and are priced at $450,000 or more.

‘Daylight Ranch’ - 2 Level Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon

These latest homes on the market were built before 1975 and are priced at $450,000 or more.


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