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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$249,900
Subdivision: Mcmahan Village
3
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
1,730
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1585902
MLS
Great house in a very nice and convenient location. 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half baths. The owners have done lots of updates since they moved in. As you step in the front door, you'll see the...
$259,900
Subdivision: Arlington
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,900
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1585917
MLS
This large brick ranch with approximately 1900 sq ft situated on just under a .75 acre private lot and on a dead end road. What else can you ask for with close proximity to schools & shopping. This...
$375,000
Subdivision: Serene Meadows
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,462
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1585923
MLS
REMARKABLY PEACEFUL SETTING 3 BR 2 BTH BRICK RANCH W BASEMENT 2-1/2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE OVER 1 ACRE CEDAR GROVE RD JUST 10-15 MINUTES TO FASTEST GROWING COMMERCE IN THE WHOLE AREA. You will enjoy...
$349,900
Subdivision: Brownsboro Glen
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,003
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585836
MLS
WOW ! Talk about meticulously maintained !! This owner of 23 years has clearly poured her heart and soul into this gem! UPDATES GALORE in terrific neighborhood!!! Walk into vaulted ceilings with...
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,025
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585837
MLS
Nice house for the money in Country village.has small front patio, A big back wood deck out back. Large fish pond, shed next to back patio stays. new hot water in last two years. washer, dryer do...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,808
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585840
MLS
This stylishly renovated home is located on a quiet cul de sac in the desirable St. Matthews neighborhood of Windy Hills. The home features an endless list of updates, a few of which includes a new...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,676
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585873
MLS
Hurry! Beautiful updated home with rental potential also. Own and live in this huge Ranch with a basement and garage as a single family or live in it and rent out part of this tremendously flexible...
$492,500
Subdivision: Shakes Run
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,245
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585875
MLS
Welcome to this all brick walkout ranch in desirable Shakes Run subdivision in Eastern Jefferson County. A 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath with split open floor plan with a private yard backing up to a wooded...
$315,000
Subdivision: Round Rock
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,396
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585886
MLS
Why build when you can buy this 2 year old home with a finished basement. Maple floorplan, no longer offered. You'll love the open floor plan. Pantry in kitchen, take a look at the tile backsplash....
Under Contract
2002 Waldner Ct Crestwood, KY 40014
$385,000
Subdivision: Shadow Creek Estates
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,661
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1585895
MLS
Now showing for backup offers. Beautiful and serene well-maintained brick ranch home on a one acre lot at the end of a quiet cul de sac in desirable Shadow Creek Estates! Three bedroom 2-1/2 bath...
$249,900
Subdivision: Hubbards Landing
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,413
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1585792
MLS
Why wait to build when you can move right in to this Newer Construction Home that is less than 2 Years Old? Welcome Home to Hubbard's Landing located in Mt Washington ~ You'll LOVE this OPEN Floor...
$200,000
Subdivision: Hensley Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,293
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1585796
MLS
Welcome To 173 Madison Rae Blvd~ Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home With A 2.5 Car Garage ~ Great Room With A Vaulted Ceiling & Gorgeous Flooring ~ Eat-In Kitchen With An Abundance Of Cabinetry....

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