This residence in Dallas, Texas, completed in 2010, serves as additional seed stock for these 5 ranch houses.  The house is composed of three wings, spread out and embracing the landscape, surrounding a central courtyard and pool.  These wings are typically one room deep, allowing cross ventilation and natural light from both exterior walls.  This home employs NEXCEM insulated concrete forms in constructing the exterior walls. The construction process and benefits are profiled here.  These 5 ranch houses are presented with stick frame exteriors.  Insulated concrete form and compressed earth block exterior wall systems are also available.