Ranch-Style Homes for Sale in Northwest Indiana

Building a home is an exciting step to take, but before you start the build process you have to decide on the style and layout of your home. There are many factors that come into consideration when making these decisions, such as mobility of family members (i.e. toddlers and/or elderly family members), ease of cleaning and maintenance, living space configuration (Do you like to entertain? Do you prefer the master suit away from the kids rooms? Etc.), and more. Different styles of houses will offer different pros and cons, and while a two story home may be perfect for one family, a single story home may be a better fit for another. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to houses!

What Is A Ranch Style House?

One style that has passed the test of time, however, is the ranch house! Ranch houses made their first appearance all the way back in the 1920s, and haven’t faded out since. With a rerise to popularity in the 40s and again in the 70s, we can’t deny that these houses are a winner. While two story houses dominated the market in the 2000s and 2010s, ranch houses – unsurprisingly – seem to be making yet yet another comeback in recent years!

You’ll know a ranch house when you see one, but if you’re unsure, some of the most common ranch house characteristics to look for include:

  • single story
  • open concept floor plan
  • rectangular, “U”, or “L” shaped
  • devoted patio or deck space
  • attached garage
  • low pitched roofline with wide eaves
  • sliding glass doors
  • large picture windows

If you’re looking to build a beautiful custom ranch style house, you’ve come to the right place! Located in Northwest Indiana, Steiner Homes offers a variety of ranch house floor plans, ranging in size from 1600sqft to 2500sqft. Our homes offer stunning, spacious layouts, with the added convenience of having all your amenities on one level! With our ranch style floor plans, you just might feel like you’re on an actual ranch!

Steiner Homes’ Ranch House Floor Plans

The Andrew

If you’re looking for a ranch style starter home, consider The Andrew! This ranch home has two bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath, and a two car garage. The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house, making this layout ideal for parents who want some added privacy or people looking to have a guest room for regular visitors. The garage is in the rear, with access to the mudroom and the laundry area that leads into the kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find a nice office space with a half bath as well. But with all of your necessities located on the first floor, you don’t even have to venture up there if you don’t want to!

The Benjamin

The Benjamin is perfect for homebuyers who want less square footage in a single story. This floor plan is just under 1,700 square feet and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. There’s also a den or office that can be a fourth bedroom. If you have younger kids who each need their own room, you’ll get well-laid-out square footage here. The master bedroom is set off from the other bedrooms and living area so parents can have a quiet escape. The other two bedrooms have walk-in closets, which are perfect for kids who have lots of toys or homeowners who need extra storage space.

The Charlize 1800

If you want a ranch home with larger bedrooms than The Benjamin has, consider The Charlize 1800. If you enjoy dinner parties, this has a nice-sized separate dining room with views out to the covered porch. You also have the convenience of a breakfast nook for more casual meals.

The Piper

Are you looking for a home with a light and airy office space? Consider The Piper, with two bedrooms and an office, den, or extra bedroom in the front of the master bedroom with views out to the covered porch. This ranch home has two bathrooms and is just over 1,800 square feet. It also has a spectacular great room for entertaining and a lovely eat-in kitchen at the back of the house. The kitchen opens to a concrete patio that’s perfect for a dedicated outdoor dining space too.

The Jackson 1900

Homeowners who love to cook will appreciate the beautiful kitchen in The Jackson 1900, which comes complete with a huge pantry. You’ll have a large breakfast nook and a separate dining room for entertaining that overlooks the porch. Both the breakfast nook and the master bedroom open up to a spacious concrete patio as well. The Jackson 1900 is 1,916 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, and a three-car garage.

The Charlize 2000

The Charlize 2000 will give you over 2,000 square feet of luxurious space with three bedrooms and two baths. The master bedroom is on the opposite end of the home from the other bedrooms, so you can enjoy privacy. Enjoy the feeling of a spa retreat in your own home. The Charlize 2000 also has an elegant dining room with views out to the covered porch, and you’ll also enjoy a kitchen nook for everyday casual dining.

The Collins

If you like to get up at night for snacks or head straight for a cup of coffee in the morning, The Collins has a master bedroom suite off the kitchen and breakfast nook. Homeowners who do a lot of entertaining will appreciate the half bath near the great room. The Collins is 2,055 square feet with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a three-car garage.

The Jackson 2100

Prospective homeowners who want a separate formal living room and a large great room will love The Jackson 2100. If you need more bedrooms, you also have the option of a third bedroom instead of the formal living room at the entryway, with views to the covered porch. On the other side of the entryway is your formal dining room. This layout is excellent for people who want more elegant entertaining space or a sanctuary away from the rest of the house. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with an island and walk-in pantry. The Jackson 2100 is 2,103 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage.

The Grace

Cooks who like to be in the center of family activity while preparing meals will love the kitchen island in The Grace, as it faces directly into the great room. You’ll also have a formal dining room or den option at the front of the house. This spacious floor plan has 2,132 square feet, with three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage.

The Charlize 2300

If you have lots of recreational toys or want additional space in the garage, The Charlize 2300 has a two-car garage bay as well as a one-car garage bay, which gives you plenty of space for storing your outdoor toys, tools, or gym equipment. Another nice feature of The Charlize 2300 is the private office or den in the back of the master bedroom. This additional space is perfect for a quiet office or reading area away from the rest of the house. The Charlize 2300 has 2,302 square feet, with three bedrooms and two baths.

The Jackson 2300

The Jackson 2300 offers everything you could want in a ranch house, with formal living and dining rooms, a spacious master suite, a kitchen with a walk-in pantry, three bedrooms or two bedrooms and an office, and a three-car garage. This ranch home is one of the largest floor plans we offer, which is ideal for large families or homeowners who love spacious and formal entertaining spaces.

The Jackson 2500

The largest ranch home plan we offer is The Jackson 2500 at 2,538 square feet. It has a formal dining room with a butler’s pantry and a formal living room with large glass doors; both rooms have windows facing the covered front porch. This floor plan includes four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a three-car garage. The spacious master suite is located behind the three-car garage and opens to a large concrete patio with shared access off the breakfast nook.

Learn More About Our Ranch House Floor Plans!

Did you see a ranch floor plan you’re interested in learning more about? Contact Steiner Homes – Northwest Indiana’s premier custom home builder – today to learn more or to schedule a tour of one of our homes. We’ll answer any questions you may have about your desired floor plans and our available Northwest Indiana subdivisions where you could enjoy your new ranch home.

You can also take a look at our guide to improving the curb appeal of your ranch-style home, as well as some interior decorating tips.