Ranch/Split-Level homes become popular as suburbia expanded to accommodate the growth of families in post-World War II America. Split-level is a variation of the raised Ranch style with a basement, main floor and upstairs. The basement often features a garage that is level with the driveway. Large windows and sliding glass doors are popular in Ranch/Split level homes as the architecture lends towards a more contemporary style.
Large, narrow-frame picture windows fit the Ranch/Split-Level style of home very well. They are in line with the design of large areas of glass to let in light as well as staying in a more contemporary style. Grids are often very simple, if used at all.
Ranch/Split Level homes were often built with large patios. Slim-profile sliding doors are a great choice for transitioning from the indoors to the outdoor area.