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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$179,900
Subdivision: Warwick Village
3
Beds
1
Baths
910
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599436
MLS
Lovely and charming, well maintained and adorable located in the Lyndon / St Matthews area this ranch style home is on the market for the first time in 20 years! You will love and immediately notice...
$314,900
Subdivision: Running Creek Estates
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,043
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599437
MLS
You couldn't ask for a better location! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch with a partially finished basement in Douglass Hills is located on a quiet cul de sac. Close to shopping, freeways, churches and...
$280,000
Subdivision: Tindale Place
3
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
2,265
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599446
MLS
Welcome to this newly updated walkout Ranch sitting approx. 1.77 acres. Home features 3 nice sized bedrooms and an open floor plan. Notice all the updates to include new flooring, cabinets, granite...
$339,900
Subdivision: Seaton Place
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,042
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599448
MLS
Welcome to Seaton Brooke Ln. Conveniently located to shopping, dining, medical facilities, and freeways. Upon entering this attractive 3 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath home you will be welcomed into...
$239,900
Subdivision: Meadowlark
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,290
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599453
MLS
This is the one you have been looking for! Beautiful updated home with a heated/cooled 40 x 24 garage. There is ample unfinished space over the garage with a mini split unit for heat and air as well...
$205,000
Subdivision: Fern Creek Acres
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,330
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1597103
MLS
Welcome home to this darling 3-bedroom 2-bath, bedford stone ranch located in Fern Creek Acres! Nestled on a spacious corner lot, the exterior features a covered front porch, an attached carport with...
$245,000
Subdivision: Lagrange Acres
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,103
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599469
MLS
Pay close attention to this one! This versatile property has TWO dwelling spaces: the main house and a 2-story converted garage for use as an additional living space, home office, studio,...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,999
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1599487
MLS
Hurry this home won't las long!! This 1 story brick ranch has 1,800 sqft of deck space alone!!! Extremely large back covered deck roof for all your entertaining purposes. Large primary bedroom with...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,177
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1599366
MLS
Welcome Home! Convenient to shopping, schools and I-65. Large corner lot with fenced backyard. Nice brick home with living room, eat in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with primary bedroom having its...
$189,900
Subdivision: Casa Landa
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,142
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1599372
MLS
Lovely brick ranch located in Fern Creek. Updated in 2018, this home features a new roof, new HVAC system, new windows, a one car garage, and two car carport. The great room includes a beautiful gas...
$235,000
Subdivision: Fincastle
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,176
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1599377
MLS
Very well cared for home. Open floor plan. Big kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space. Appliances remain. House was updated within the last 10 years includes the kitchen, bathrooms, and...
$225,000
Subdivision: Westport Gardens
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,244
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1599386
MLS
A great opportunity to renovate a property in sought after St Matthews! This 3 bedroom 2 full bath home is ready for its new owner to make it their own! You will love the massive backyard. Close to...

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