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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Beds
1
Baths
1,171
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1612979
MLS
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4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,820
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1612983
MLS
Wonderful opportunity to own a Mini-Farm within 30 minutes of Louisville. Brick ranch with 2,820 SF on 10.7 acres overlooking a stocked pond. A truly serene setting. Mechanic's dream with a 3-car...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Indian Hills
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,026
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1612985
MLS
Perched in a park-like setting in the verdant landscape of the highly desirable Indian Hills neighborhood is 5 Rio Vista Drive. This mid century modern home has been lovingly maintained over the last...
$174,900
Neighborhood: Hunters Hollow II
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1612995
MLS
Brick ranch for sale in the Hunters Hollow section of Hillview with a brand NEW roof going on this weekend! This 3 bedroom, 1 and a half bathroom home is priced right and waiting for you. This home...
$265,000
Neighborhood: Old South Plantation
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,336
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1613011
MLS
Welcome to 129 Charleston Court. This wonderful, all brick ranch is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Old South Plantation neighborhood in Taylorsville. A lovely covered front porch greets you as...
$499,000
Neighborhood: Woodmont
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,818
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1613015
MLS
Spectacular 5 bed/3 bath ranch with walkout lower level on private fenced lot in the desired Woodmont development! Some features include an open floor plan, lots of natural light, hardwood flooring,...
$240,000
Neighborhood: Pear Orchard
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,294
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1613026
MLS
This Oldham County beauty is ready for its new owner! The covered front porch is the first thing you notice when you arrive at this brick ranch. Enter the front door into the living room with a...
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,796
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1608037
MLS
Come tour this 5 bedroom 3 full bath Bedford stone situated on a little over an acre! This home has so much potential and offers almost 3000 square foot of finished living space. The home offers two...
$285,000
Neighborhood: Strathmoor
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,350
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1612908
MLS
Wonderful 2 Bedroom 1-1/2 Bath in much sought after Strathmoor Village in the Highlands just blocks from all the shopping and entertainment the Bardstown Road corridor has to offer! Enter the home...
$697,500
Neighborhood: Persimmon Ridge
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
6,096
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1612918
MLS
This gorgeous RANCH with a split floor plan is located in the beautiful golf neighborhood of Persimmon Ridge. Perfectly located on .5+/- acre lot with easy access to the golf course, with gorgeous...
$325,000
Neighborhood: Edgewood Villas
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,950
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1612925
MLS
MOTIVATED SELLER!! Here is your chance to live in Mount Washington just outside of city limits in a peaceful neighborhood. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has a lot to offer with approximately 1950 sq...
$275,000
Neighborhood: Lakeview Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,090
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1612939
MLS
This 1,600 Sq.Ft. Walkout Ranch is located in a highly sought after north Oldham County area. The primary bedroom and bath offers dual closets. The second bedroom features a built-in book case, and...

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