Loved this post on Apartment Therapy about reconsidering the ranch house. (thanks to Vanessa Y. for sharing!) I, for one, didn't want a ranch when we moved to Omaha. Having grown up in Florida - ranch house central - I wanted something totally adorable with stairs and a warren of rooms and possibly some shutters. I was not looking for a sprawling rectangle which is what I ended up buying:
Point is, ranch houses are fantastic for my reasons and Apartment Therapy has provided said reasons in this brilliant post. Enjoy!