When people think of ranch house plans, they often think of long rambling homes with a somewhat rugged looking exterior. Low pitched roofs and long covered verandas also are frequently seen with ranch style house plans (or even country house plans). However, this is not always the case. There are many fine examples of ranch style homes which "break the rules" so to speak.
The home shown below fits in that latter class. We designed it in late 2005 and it was completed in early 2007.
This ranch style home was built in the hills of north San Diego County in 2007 (not far from Temecula). Photographs of this home are shown courtesy of Rebecca Negard of Sotheby's International Realty.
Closer look at the front of the house. The high glass area on the left is part of a large atrium in the Entryway. By the way, it appears that the roof tile is uneven in the center portion of the photo, but that is not the case - it is a photographic glitch.
This is a view from the Entryway looking into the Great Room beyond. There are skylights above this area.
A tall open beam ceiling and large rounded bay windows highlight the Great Room.
View of the Great Room fireplace. Typically, ranch house plans might feature a brick or stone fireplace, but this is one of those formal touches which help make this home unique.
Another view of the Great Room looking toward the Dining Room (which is located behind the pair of glass French doors).
This wet bar is located to the left of the Entry (as you enter the house) and is accessible to both the Great Room and Atrium.
Partial view of the kitchen which is 18 feet wide. We originally designed an island in the center of this kitchen, but the owner decided to place this large antique table there instead.
The breakfast nook eating area sits in a bay window alcove. Right next to it is an antique wood stove.
This is a portion of the Master Suite (which includes a sitting area). This room features a recessed coffered ceiling which doesn't show much in this photograph.
Another view of the Master Suite. The double doors lead to the main Gallery and the single door leads to the Master Bath and closet.
The Master Bath includes both a large tub and walk-in shower.
Another view of the Master Bath.
Ranch house plans (and other home design styles), can be found throughout this website under the "House Photos" buttons. Many times, the exterior home design ends up being a blend of two or three different styles. But each home is always a unique work of art.
Another look at the house Entryway....
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