1930 – Present
Another of the modern, post-World War II homes was the Ranch style. This form of architecture replaced the popularity of the Minimal Traditional home in the 1950’s and it still remains popular to this day. These homes were simple in plan with a low pitched roof, usually hipped or gabled, with projecting eaves and a long, single-story façade. The Ranch home was usually two rooms deep and four rooms long with slightly more exterior decoration than Minimal Traditional styles. These decorations remained modest and rarely went beyond simple shutters, picture windows, and iron porch supports. Unlike previous styles, the Ranch was one of the first types of homes to be built with an attached garage an one of the first styles to make use of the sliding glass door.