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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$319,900
Subdivision: Saratoga Woods
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,655
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574651
MLS
Spacious ranch located in Saratoga Woods! This 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home has an extra-large living room which is adjacent to the eat-in kitchen and formal dining area. The laundry room is...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,456
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574656
MLS
Perfect opportunity to have a new home built on a great lot with a country flair setting not in a subdivision. Good lots are hard to find to build. Trimworks Builder will build this home for you. The...
Open 11/29
235 Columbia Ln Shepherdsville, KY 40165
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,869
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574671
MLS
Absolutely pristime 5 Bedroom 4 Bath brick walkout Ranch on over 1/2 acre private lot. This 2 year old home has it all, huge Great room with vaulted ceiling, bamboo hardwood floors, opens to a...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,841
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574692
MLS
Country Living at its Very Best! Like new interior.. Large eat-in kitchen, vaulted Great room. Three car garage. Beautiful view of the pond, from the deck. Lower level with very large family room...
$212,000
Subdivision: Quail Run
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,216
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574691
MLS
New Construction: 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, brick patio home. No steps, 3 ft doors, 5'ft shower with low entry and grab bars, walk-in closets, everything to make this your forever home in...
$185,000
Subdivision: Elmcrest Village
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,277
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574696
MLS
Beautiful ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2 car attached garage! When you walk into this home you will notice the open floor plan, perfect for entertaining! The kitchen is completely...
$390,000
Subdivision: Stone Lakes
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,003
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574701
MLS
Gorgeous home in Stone Lakes Subdivision! This brick ranch is found on a Cul-De-Sac with Courtyard entry to a 2 car garage. The covered front porch leads you through the leaded glass front door and...
$169,000
Subdivision: Hillcrest
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,125
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574707
MLS
Welcome to 137 Hillcrest Dr. located in Mt. Washington. This well cared for ranch home has lots to offer, With 3 bed 1 bath, it will not last long. This home offers a cozy living room, large eat in...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,640
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1574708
MLS
Welcome to 1351 Lilly Pike! This adorable 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is ready for a new owner to love on it! With over 1,700 square feet of living area inside and 1.2 acres outside, you will have...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,097
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1574613
MLS
Wow! Completely renovated and like NEW! Over 2097 sq ft finished and located on over 1/2 acre lot backing up to a peaceful Henry Co farm. It's time to move out of the city! The spacious 3 bedroom and...
Under Contract
623 Davenport Dr Louisville, KY 40245
$450,000
Subdivision: Glen Lakes
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,506
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1574616
MLS
Wow !!! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch home in the east end neighborhood of Glen Lakes on a cul-da-sac. The home has a lovely backyard with lots of wood for a good privacy. This home offers a...
$299,000
Subdivision: Windhurst
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,720
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1574626
MLS
Welcome to 6601 Tottenham Road in the Windhurst neighborhood. This 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home with basement is a diamond in the rough wanting for your finishing touches. The kitchen features...

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