Updating the 1950 ranch style home


The house plan's living area, or floor space, is 1,342 square feet, but add to that 379 square feet of porch area—not to mention the 225 square foot garage.

The importance of the garage is pronounced by placing it at the front of the home, with the dining room and kitchen behind.

But what happens when you take this home design, first constructed in the 1950’s, along with its old-age spirit and mix it with a modern look – in furniture and accent.

Well, you get a stunning blend of home fashion and trending, forward-thinking interest.

But you can also add some modern touches to create something unique and revitalizing – like this contemporary living space did! Give your ranch home an ultra chic uplift by going completely outside-the-box of this family-friendly home.

With slick lines, an added room partition and creamy tones, you can have a super posh area inside your throwback foundation.

Let’s have a look at 20 ideas that will get your wheels turning!

The name of this design, "Ranchero," describes the intent of the architect.Ranch style architecture can be found everywhere in the United States, from California to New England.By the 1950s building boom, ranch homes symbolized America's frontier spirit and new growth as a modern country.The Great Depression of the 1930s depressed, among other things, home building. Housing starts plummeted 90%, from 937,000 in 1925 to barely 93,000 in 1933. In 1940 rents reached an all-time high, prompting the very first Federal Government rent controls. By the end of the war housing demand had been steadily outstripping supply for an entire generation.But, at the start of 1946 it was a bright new world.he end of the Second World War brought a sea change to American housing that In just 20 short years altered the entire American landscape, creating whole new towns and cities where none had existed before, and inventing an entirely new American lifestyle.

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