Sometimes known as ramblers, this style of house is a domestic architecture that originated in the US.

Ranch style houses are often long and close to the ground, with simple and minimal decoration both inside and without. These dwellings pair modernist styles with American Western working ranches to create a casual and informal residence.

First constructed in the 1920s, this style was especially popular among post-war middle class citizens of the 40s to 70s. Its often associated with tract housing built at this time period, corresponding to a rising demand for housing. The style is found in other countries in the same sense that foreign styles came to the US.