This is a great insight from Ms. Baker who can give her clients about ‘Ranch Style Home’ advantages and long term practicality.
“Ranch homes have an extensive history in the U.S., and I’d estimate that about 70 percent of my buyers specifically request this design,” said Elizabeth Baker, US Marine Corps veteran and Realtor with Carolina One Real Estate.
Interestingly enough, that in Bellingham, Washington, a ‘Ranch Style Home’ exists
Many home buyers however are not that educated of this one level home type despite of its many conveniences and architectural designs with open floor plans or layouts. Or do we think that home buyers are confused in terms of looks, size and flexibility of this type of home compared to multiple level homes that appears to be big but actually those stair cases on every level of the building are not considered living space areas and occupy at least 80 SQF? Additionally, those basements are actually considered as 50 percent of its living space?
Perhaps that professional real estate agents must explain to their supposedly clients about these differences. In that way, the home buyer will get the best bang of their bucks.
If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’ve likely given a lot of thought to what style suits you best. Are you drawn to the sleek lines of modern architecture? Or are you a sucker for Craftsman style? If your answer happens to be the modern American ranch, well, you’re certainly not alone—according to a 2016 Trulia study, it’s the most popular pick in 34 states in the U.S.
So what is it that makes this humble home style so pervasive, and more to the point, persistent in the landscape of American architecture?
A Brief History
The ranch is technically rooted in adobes and the more rugged wood-frame-and-sheathed ranch dwellings of the 17th to 19th century. However, self-taught San Diego architect Cliff May is often credited with inventing the style in 1932. This theory also fits the timeline, given ranch homes really took off as affordable housing for the suburb…
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