St Louis Ranch Floorplan Library
About Our St. Louis Single-Story Home Plan Library
Hibbs Homes builds new ranch-style homes ranging in square footage from 2,700 to over 6,000 square feet in St Louis County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County. We have one of the best home building teams in St Louis who are ready to work with you to design a completely custom home from scratch or modify an existing floor plan from our library.
What is a Ranch-Style Home?
Ranch-style homes are one-story homes, and often they are built on larger plots of land. They come in all shapes and sizes depending on which part of the country you live in and are a great option for families of all types.
One of the biggest benefits of a ranch-style home is that they often have easy access to the outdoors from multiple points in the home and many can include a central courtyard. While the main architectural feature of a ranch-style home is the single-story, the floorplan is often spread over a large area with a roof that is pitched low. Many modern ranch homes also feature beautiful picture windows and expansive porches.
There are several types of ranch-style homes that are well known. The California-style ranch that originated in the 1930s is the style that epitomizes the classic look of a ranch-style home. Designed by architect Cliff May, this style typically has a U or L-shaped footprint and centers around a courtyard with a pool or other outdoor living feature.
Luxury Ranch Home Plans
Ranch-style homes have been one of the most popular in St Louis since the early 1930s and for good reason. They lend themselves well to many architectural styles - from modern to rustic. Your custom ranch home is a blank canvas to build a home you'll never want to leave.
The original open floor plan, ranches are spacious and have a flow from inside living spaces to outside living spaces that can be hard to replicate in 1.5 or two-story home plans. Luxury ranch homes with U-shaped floor plans with pools, gardens, and outdoor kitchens in the center are an extremely popular home style in the midwest, as are asymmetrical floor plans with 3+ car garages on the side elevations. Hibbs Homes can work with you to build a sprawling estate home or a modest craftsman cottage.
Universal Design & Ranch Floor Plans
Single floor and split-level, also known as an atrium ranch, are popular choices for homeowners because of their practicality and longevity. Safe for both children and our aging population, the single story of the home makes it accessible for many. Building a single-story home is an ideal solution for homeowners who want to build a home where they can age in place because they naturally fit many principles and easily adapt to Universal Design (UD) floor plans.
Also known as ADA or accessible design, Universal Design is based on a set of principles for accessible home design. At the most basic level, accessible home design makes a home more comfortable and convenient for every member of the family, at every stage of life.
Building a custom home allows you to incorporate accessible design elements wherever they are needed, meaning your floor plan is accessible for family members with limited mobility and/or sight differences and continues to serve people as they age.
Hibbs Homes has experience working with certified-age in place designers to build homes focused on energy-efficiency and Universal Design principles so our clients could retire in their home and stay there safely and comfortably as they age. Other clients have built homes with some basic accessible design features, such as multiple master bedrooms, to accommodate multiple generations and plan ahead for their own needs as they age. The extent to which you include accessible design in your custom home is entirely up to you.
Contemporary Ranch Floor Plans
Whether you're planning to build a home with a modern-industrial style, transitional, modern farmhouse, or modern contemporary, our custom home building team is here to help you make the design choices that will bring your dream home to life. Atrium ranch and ranch-style homes lend themselves to a variety of architectural styles, and in working with a custom home builder your options are only limited by your imagination.
Hibbs Homes has won the Custom Home of the Year Award from the St Louis Home Builders Association multiple years in a row, and our 2019 winning home was a contemporary atrium ranch home in Wildwood, MO. We have built homes throughout St Louis County that incorporate the modern farmhouse and modern contemporary style into their selections and floor plan.
If you're ready to begin designing your custom ranch home in St Louis, contact our expert home building team. We'd love to help you develop the perfect floor plan to fit your family's needs.