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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$224,900
Subdivision: Fern Creek Acres
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,025
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1592630
MLS
MOVE IN READY Fern Creek stunner! This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, renovated kitchen and baths, large wide open finished walkout basement with fireplace and a GREAT backyard. There is...
$289,900
Subdivision: Vantage Point
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,554
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1592634
MLS
The home of your dreams, MOVE-IN READY! Newly finished basement with family room and full bath, additional room used as home gym, lots of storage space...open floor plan with vaulted ceiling in...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,490
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1592577
MLS
First Time on the market in Oldham County! Great 3 bedroom home on 1 acre. Brand new carpet throughout and freshly painted. The seller has worked tirelessly to make this adorable home amazing...
$300,000
Subdivision: Four Seasons
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,583
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1592609
MLS
Updates, Spacious, Rare Brick Ranch (be sure to see the pictures) The floorplan offers plenty of space, new flooring on the main floor, new upstairs lighting and fresh paint in all rooms. The home...
$175,000
Subdivision: Nottingham Hills
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,024
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592412
MLS
What a rare find! This is a three bedroom two full bath ranch in the heart of J-town for well under 200k! This move-in ready house is a blank canvas and ready for its new owners! With engineered...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,270
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592432
MLS
This move in ready house is a full brick 3 bedroom and 2 full bath house with a 2 car garage, and a pool on just over an acre in Taylorsville. Recent updates include a kitchen remodel, landscaping...
$259,900
Subdivision: Rolling Fields
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,480
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592435
MLS
Come see this beautiful ranch in Mt Washington! This 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom will not leave you disappointed. All appliances will stay making it move in ready. The backyard offers a great place to...
$284,900
Subdivision: Rolling Hills
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,612
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592438
MLS
Enjoy this STUNNING ONE OWNER, brick ranch that is immaculate! This home has three bedrooms, two baths, Great Room, Dining Room, Eat In Kitchen and Formal Dining Room. This home has it all:...
$189,000
Subdivision: Highland Manor
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,003
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592449
MLS
Very nice home in great location close to schools, shopping, and Interstate! Nice front porch, Living Room with fireplace, dining area, large kitchen and 2 big bedrooms and a full bath. Upstairs...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,233
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592458
MLS
Beautiful cottage loaded with charm and LOTS of updates on nearly an acre lot in the Anchorage area - Hardwood floors throughout - Spacious Living room with crown molding opens to a large Dining...
$365,000
Subdivision: Big Clifty
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,700
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592462
MLS
New construction. Short time until completion. Great room includes living room, dining area and custom kitchen with granite counter tops and island. Kitchen walks out to covered deck, vault in living...
Under Contract
519 Lilly Ave Louisville, KY 40217
$174,900
Subdivision: Semple
2
Beds
1
Baths
893
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1592466
MLS
Adorable home close to UofL! Two bedrooms with fresh paint and new carpet plus a spacious full bath with linen closet. Separate convenient laundry room on 1st level with washer and dryer that can...

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