Ranches

  • Exterior of Crow Hollow Ranch in southwestern Montana.

    Picturesque views and modern-rustic decor are just a few of the elements that make this Montana ranch a find.   See the Gallery

  • Rancho del Cielo, Spanish for "Sky's Ranch" or "Heaven's Ranch," is the 688-acre ranch that served as President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan's vacation home.

    Rancho del Cielo, Spanish for "Sky's Ranch" or "Heaven's Ranch," is the 688-acre ranch that served as President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan's vacation home. Located in the Santa Ynez …   See the Image

  • Ranch homes tend to be easy to maintain because they're often made of brick, which requires little fuss, and they're sparsely adorned.

    Ranch homes tend to be easy to maintain because they're often made of brick, which requires little fuss, and they're sparsely adorned.   See the Image

  • Another branch of the Ranch-style home, the split-level Ranch became popular in the 1950s.

    Another branch of the Ranch-style home, the split-level Ranch became popular in the 1950s and had many of the same qualities as the classic Ranch home but also added a small staircase up to…   See the Image

  • The emphasis on the outdoors -- usually the backyard, in particular -- is also an important element of Ranch style.

    The emphasis on the outdoors -- usually the backyard, in particular -- is also an important element of Ranch style. Sliding glass doors are typically included, opening up into the private patio…   See the Image

  • These days, Ranch homes can be seen with three or more garages depending on the size of the home.

    The spread of Ranch homes coincided with America's flight to the suburbs, which meant these homes had to accommodate cars -- usually two. These days, Ranch homes can be seen with three or more…   See the Image

  • Earlier American homes focused on the front porch, but Ranch homes were designed for a private life out back.

    Earlier American homes focused on the front porch, but Ranch homes were designed for a private life out back.   See the Image

  • The Ranch-style house is known for being a single-story, asymmetrical home, usually L- or U-shaped.

    The Ranch-style house is known for being a single-story, asymmetrical home, usually L- or U-shaped. They also typically have attached garages, meant to accommodate cars in the suburban areas in…   See the Image

  • Putting a modern twist on Ranch homes is what architect Joseph Eichler is known for.

    Putting a modern twist on Ranch homes is what architect Joseph Eichler is known for. These houses came to be known as the Eichler Houses, constructed throughout California in the mid-20th…   See the Image

  • Patio: Best Home Under $250K

    Published 02/19/13 in Houses
    Perfect for a barbeque, the outdoor patio allows for partial shade underneath the overhead roof.

    Perfect for a barbeque, the outdoor patio allows for partial shade underneath the overhead roof.   See the Image