Are Ranch homes all the rage in Louisville?

Ranch homes for sale Louisville ky

Much like spray cheese, Black Friday and a good ol’ cheeseburger, the ranch style home is unique to America, capturing the hearts of homeowners for years.  Ranch homes first came to existence in the 1920s but were coined “ramblers” at the time. By the 1950s, the ranch home swept the nation and was by far the most popular choice, albeit transforming overtime to several variations including the California, storybook, suburban, raised, and split-level ranch. There are plenty of neighborhoods who feature a large number of ranch homes for sale. If you’re trying to find a ranch home for  $500,000 and up, you’ll love neighborhoods like Norton Commons and Rock Springs. For ranches from 350-500k, Barbourmeade, Brownsboro Park, and Hurstbourne have lots of options.  Ranches in the 150k-350k price range are the hardest to find, most sought after homes.  Apple Valley, Ashbrooke, Austin Woods, Barbizon Place, Barbour Manor, Beechwood Village, Bellemeade, Breckenridge Estates, Broadfields, Brook Haven, Chenoweth Hills, Creekview, Crystal Lake, Douglass Hills, Four Seasons, Friendly Hills, Germantown, Graymoor Devondale, Heritage Creek, Highgate Springs, Hurstbourne, Idlewood, Lakeview Estates, Meadow Vale, Midlane Park, Plantation, Prairie Village, Schnitzelburg, Spring Falls, St. Regis Park, Timothy Hills, Treasure Island, Windsor Forest, Windy Hills, and Woodlawn Park account for hundreds upon hundreds of the ranch homes sold in Louisville.

Homeowners often seek the ability to customize and put their own flare on a home.  While ranch homes provide this opportunity at almost every turn, they also have some defining features that set them apart from other homes.  When touring a ranch home, you can expect to see large windows, sliding glass doors (let all the light in!), an attached garage, low-pitch rooflines, a back patio, and a plethora of exterior materials including but not limited to brick, stone, stucco and wood siding.  On the inside you’ll find bedrooms separated from the living area, single-story living often in an “L’ or “U” shape, and the ever-so-popular open concept living, dining and kitchen area. Depending on the area of the nation, you’ll also often find ranches with a full basement, opening up the potential to double your square footage.    

There is a major draw towards the ranch style in Louisville. The main reason is no stairs. You’ll hear the term “one level living” as you search for homes. (Hopefully your realtor is doing most of the looking for you!) One level living is great If you need your bedroom, kitchen, living area and kitchen in one place. Not having stairs is also safer for friends, family, and pets. Since there’s no second story, ranches are easy to escape from if there is an emergency and maintain without a giant ladder.

Through recent decades, ranch and two-story homes have fought over the number one spot in popular home choice.   While this battle will likely continue, there is no denying that the classic style of a ranch home (with its numerous customization options) and its sprawling layout will keep homeowners coming back for more.  

Trying to find a Ranch Home in Louisville, check out the current homes for sale below. 

 

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801 Plenmar Dr Shepherdsville, KY 40165
$385,000
Neighborhood: Meadow Peak
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,332
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1623372
MLS
Seller is motivated and can give quick possession. Do you love nature? Would you like a slice of heaven here on earth? Now is your opportunity. This custom built ranch has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths,...
$365,000
Neighborhood: Seaton Place
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,571
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1623397
MLS
Rare offering in the desired Seaton Place neighborhood! Open concept ranch floorplan offers complete first floor living! Primary bedroom with ensuite boasting a freestanding tub and two other...
$450,000
Neighborhood: Bancroft
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,552
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1623411
MLS
Mid-Century Modern walkout ranch in the heart of the East End. Vaulted ceilings and lots of glass doors and windows with spectacular views. 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Modern kitchen. Finished...
$255,000
Neighborhood: Meadow Run
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,486
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1623427
MLS
**MOTIVATED SELLER!!** Here's your chance to own this cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home conveniently located just off of I-64 in the Meadow Run Subdivision in Shelbyville. As soon as you enter the home,...
$689,900
Neighborhood: Estates Of Ballard Woods
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,216
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1612637
MLS
Beautiful treed lot, walkout ranch, open floor plan, white cabinets,granite counters!! The lower level ready for your finishes.Come take a look !! You can wake up every morning to the Woods !!
$239,900
Neighborhood: River Valley Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,232
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1623341
MLS
Welcome to 212 Tecumseh Ct. This home has a beautiful covered front porch. Walk in to a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings. Low maintenance flooring throughout. The kitchen offers plenty of...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,716
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1623363
MLS
Location. Location. Location. SALE, LEASE or LEASE PURCHASE OPTION. B-1 zoning. 1.48-acre lot. Perfect for that home-based business such as roofing, vet, doggie daycare, lawn care, mechanic, body...
$645,000
Neighborhood: The Springs
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,675
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1623302
MLS
Don't miss this opportunity to live in the gated community of The Springs! Conveniently located to shopping, dining, and medical facilities. Custom built, one owner home offering 4 bedrooms and 3...
$629,900
Neighborhood: Shakes Run
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,200
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1623181
MLS
New construction to be completed by mid-late January! The photos are of similar homes in Catalpa Farms. This exquisite 1 story Arts Crafts custom home is primely positioned on a serene setting...
$228,800
Neighborhood: Middledale
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,250
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1623221
MLS
Located in the Middle town area, convenient to most everything ,spacious yard, numerous trees , close to churches, schools, shopping...some hardwood floors, nice size kitchenthe home appears to have...
$338,500
Neighborhood: Highlands
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,331
Sq.Ft.
1912
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1622843
MLS
Don't miss this updated Craftsman near Tyler Park. All the old world feels and charms, yet refreshed and modern. Living room stuns with stone fireplace and bookshelves. Dining room is spacious and...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,452
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1623089
MLS
Welcome to this adorable home in Spencer County with a detached garage and/or entertainment building. This meticulously maintained ranch features a kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, 2 large...

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