The Raised Ranch is a style of home that is perfect for those who want the benefits of a ranch-style home but don’t have the lot size to accommodate it. A Raised Ranch has a split-level design, with the living area and bedrooms on one main level and the kitchen and dining area on a separate level. This layout allows for optimal use of living space and makes the home feel larger than it is.
The first raised ranches were built around the 1960s, but they really gained in popularity during the 1970s. The ’70s was an era of casual living, and raised ranch homes offered buyers a more laid-back style of home with plenty of entertaining space.
While most raised ranches have the same basic characteristics, there are variations on the style. Some home designs place the bedrooms above the garage, while others place them just below or beside it. The living room may or may not be split with different areas for entertaining and relaxing.
The main entryway in a raised ranch is generally a foyer that leads to the upper or lower level.
Common Features of Raised Ranches
Long, Low Roof
Separate Living Area and Bedrooms (Main or Upper Level)
Usually has a formal dining room
Split level design
Are Raised Ranches Cheaper to Build?
That’s a difficult question to answer, as it depends on a variety of factors, such as the size of the home and the type of materials used. However, in general, raised ranch style homes are cheaper to build than two-story homes, as they require less labor and materials.
Why are raised ranches popular?
First, people love the casual ambience of a raised ranch style home. There’s no need for formal entertaining spaces; everything is designed to flow into the living space and kitchen areas. Second, it doesn’t take much effort to maintain a raised ranch: there’s little yard work and low-maintenance exterior siding and roofing.
Will I love my Raised Ranch?
The best way to make sure you’ll love a raised ranch style home is to visit one. However, seeing the house from the outside is often not enough. Some homes have great curb appeal with a lovely exterior but disappointing interior layouts. In most cases, it’s difficult to understand how the floor plan works without going inside and taking a look around.
Where can I find Raised Ranch homes for sale near me?
You’ve come to the right place. Further down this page, you’ll find raised ranch houses for sale. Feel free to reach out to any of our agents, and they will be happy to show you a few raised ranches, or accompany you to an open house. Call or text 508-297-8287 to get started today, or browse through our raised ranch listings below.
Selling your Raised Ranch
If you’re thinking about selling your Raised Ranch style home, its popularity means that there is always demand for this style of home, and its unique design will set your home apart from the others on the market.
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