Ranch-style houses are  marked by a low-to-the-ground profile,a  feeling of openness and a more casual, informal design. While they first started appearing in the 1920s, they were fairly basic but by the 1960s extras like cathedral ceilings, varying rooflines and sunken living rooms began to appear in newer construction.

Sonoma County has any number of ranch-style houses on the market, even new construction, showing the style is still a popular choice.

Click through our gallery above to see current listings for ranch-style houses in Sonoma County