Are you looking for your new home?
When on the house hunt, you’ll come across many varieties of homes. Are you confused about what they all mean? Try thinking outside the box about what the perfect house is for you.
We picked out a few of the most popular types for your pleasure and added some fun facts:
Split level homes are typically 3 levels, where the “main” level of house is the middle one. Typically the main level contains common areas (like the dining room, living room, kitchen, etc.).
Wikipedia includes variations like side splits where you can see the split from the front of the house. On the contrary, a backsplit is where you can only see the divide from the side view of the home.
A two story house has 2 levels. Easy, right?
Two stories are popular in suburban and urban settings alike, as well as vacation destinations and small town streets. First-floor room options typically contain the living rooms (kitchen, family, living, etc.) with bedrooms on the second, although floor plans vary. Basements may be finished or used as storage, and offices, patios, decks and other possibilities are endless.
Here are some great two-story houses:
Ranch-style housing (or rancher for short) is typically one level home often with features like a low roofline, open floor plan and exteriors like stucco, brick or wood/glass.
First build in the 1920s, the ranch style-home was popular after World War II for the middle class from the 1940s to 1970s. Although ranch houses have become less popular in recent years, a gentrification of surviving homes has occurred.
A new trend is raising the roof on existing ranchers, keeping the footprint and original home and adding a second story.
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