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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Open 7/5
9200 Hunter Road Rd Louisville, KY 40242
3
Beds
1
Baths
984
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1563388
MLS
WOW - This remodeled, open floor plan house is complete with stainless steel kitchen appliances, tankless water heater, and brand new GE steam washer and dryer. Plus his and hers custom closets in...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,239
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1561390
MLS
Country Living at It's Finest! You are going to love this beautiful all brick home situated on 1.03 acres in the heart of Mt. Washington! Offers 2028 sq. ft. of living space that includes, 3...
Under Contract
6 Kenil Ct Louisville, KY 40206
$300,000
Subdivision: Lindsay Heights
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,892
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1563391
MLS
ONE OF A KIND! Check out this full brick, 1,892 square foot, 3 Bedroom 2 bathroom home with a detached 3 car garage! All inside the Watterson! This house has an extra 864 square feet above the...
$649,900
Subdivision: Norton Commons
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,500
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1563400
MLS
Norton Commons is quickly becoming the most unique and coveted community in the Greater Louisville area. What makes Norton Commons different? It provides homeowners an opportunity to spend more time...
$329,950
Subdivision: Greenbriar Farms
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,635
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1555683
MLS
Welcome to this newly built ranch home on nearly a 1 acre lot located in a desirable established neighborhood in Lagrange. Home features open floor plan with 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths....
$300,000
Subdivision: Autumn Glen
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,262
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1563432
MLS
462 Autumn Glen Drive is a Must-see! You will fall in love with the location and functionality of this property! This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom brick ranch is Move-In Ready. Updates include...
$149,900
Subdivision: Rosemont
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,216
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1563443
MLS
Welcome to 3748 Rosemont Boulevard. This is a wonderful brick ranch in Hikes Point. A lovely shaded front patio greets you as you walk up to this home. Heading inside brings you into the spacious...
$200,000
Subdivision: Clifton
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,012
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1563273
MLS
Adorable MOVE-IN READY shotgun ranch in Clifton Neighborhood. Excellent walkability scores and close to public transportation routes. Large covered front porch overlooking quiet street. Engineered...
$205,000
Subdivision: Idlewood
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,532
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1563282
MLS
Welcome to this charming all brick ranch home, conveniently located off of Billtown Rd. Upon entering this open concept home, you will find a beautiful updated kitchen, complete with tall light...
$149,999
Subdivision: Hunters Hollow
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1560254
MLS
Temporarily off market until Thursday, 7/2/20. Agents - please read agent notes before showing. This charming ranch in the hillview area has been meticulously Maintained. As you pull up you will...
$210,000
Subdivision: Geneva Village
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,914
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1563291
MLS
Welcome home! This lovely ranch style home has been very well maintained with lots of updates and upgrades throughout the last few years. Original hardwood and tile can be found throughout the main...
Open 7/5
104 Sunset Dr La Grange, KY 40031
$239,900
Subdivision: Mcmakin Manor
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1563293
MLS
Honey, STOP THE CAR! This beautiful all brick ranch in Oldham County has been COMPLETELY remodeled and updated! This home has so much charm, you have to see for yourself! Imagine relaxing on the...

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