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Despite their name, ranch houses aren’t limited to a specific region of the country. Philadelphia,New York and Cincinnati are a few cities that aren’t out West where builders construct ranch houses. At first glance, a ranch house may appear smaller than a two story house. Yet, there are ranch houses that cover 2,500 square feet or more.

Ranch house floor plans

This puts a 2,500 square foot ranch house in the ball park of the size of the average American home. Depending on where you live, it could be fairly easy to get a ranch house that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. You’ll probably get a home that has an open floor plan.

As early as the 1970s, builders of ranch houses were embracing the concept of an open floor plan. Back then, as well as now, if you owed a ranch house, you could see your master bedroom from your family room or den. Not a single wall would separate your family room and kitchen.

The first time you’d see a closure in some 1970s ranch houses is when you came to the bathroom. Instead of a wall, there would be a bathroom door. Open the door and you’re back to a fully open floor plan. It’s this layout that can make a ranch home attractive to parents of young children.

Ease and safety with a ranch house

Toddlers and young children don’t have steps to fall down in a rancher. This alone can add a layer of confidence to a parent. Lack of steps also reduces the need for teens and adults with physical disabilities to work their way to another level of their own home.

With a ranch home, the only time that someone with a physical disability might need special equipment or a restructuring at their house is when they are entering or exiting their house. Wheelchair ramps, including long modular ramps and short,two foot ramps, may be sufficient.

Benefits you could get with a ranch home

This benefit can impact the lives of aging adults too, potentially providing them opportunity to remain in their home longer. Other advantages of living in a ranch house include:

  • Great location – Many ranch houses are located in open areas like suburbs and rural spaces. Unless you work in the city, you might be able to avoid traffic jams.
  • More privacy – It’s not a stretch to get lots of land with a ranch house. In other words, you won’t feel like you’re living in your neighbor’s back yard. There may be enough yard space that separates your house from your neighbor’s house to offer an added level of privacy.
  • Lower roof – Cleaning the gutters will be easier because the roof is lower.
  • Increased intimacy – The open floor plan may keep you from feeling isolated from family members who are in a different room.
  • Easier to clean – Whether you’re running the vacuum cleaner or washing the siding on your house, the process should be easier and less time consuming due to the lack of stairs and the height of the house.

It’s not necessary to buy a multi-level house to get the space that you want. There are ranch homes that offer as much square footage as a traditional home. Because ranch houses are often located in rural and suburban areas, you may get more land with the house. You also might move to an area that is away from traffic congestion.


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ONE FREEMAN STREET, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
INLAW POTENTIAL - this property is located on a cul de sac and screams PRIDE of ownership. Built by a contractor for himself, only the FINEST materials were used in this custom contemporary split that offers more than meets the eye. The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining, offering large rooms, high ceilings and 2 FULL KITCHENS. The roof is 2 years old, heating system 1 year old, FOUR BEDROOM septic, 10 years old. Mudroom and lower level bathroom newly renovated. Easy access to all area amenities - Market Street, shopping, restaurants, Whole Foods and more! Easy to show.
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1001 Foxwood Cir, Peabody, MA 01960

West Peabody

Condo

$399,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
BUYER'S DREAM - This END unit townhouse is truly MOVE IN READY! As you enter, you are welcomed by freshly painted walls and porcelain floors. In the kitchen you'll find a beautiful bow window, maple cabinets, granite, and stainless appliances. Continue into the livingroom/diningroom with its gleaming hardwood floors and an atrium door to the deck and private back yard. Upstairs houses the 2 bedrooms, first stop the large master bedroom with hardwood floors and two exceptionally large closets, off the bedroom you'll find a dressing area and full bath; down the hall is the second bedroom, newly carpeted, painted offering a large closet and loads of sunlight. At the top of the unit you'll find a place to escape, a cathedral ceiling loft, with plenty of windows, track lighting and great storage, also newly carpeted and painted. The basement is finished including a 3/4 bath and laundry, also boasting new paint and carpet.
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This Condo in Chelsea, MA recently sold for $190,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by Marjorie Youngren Team - Century 21 Commonwealth.


64 Washington Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

Condo

$189,900
Price
$190,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
This place was remodeled in 2015! The building abuts the new MBTA station that is currently being built. Featuring 9.5 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and a huge granite counter top that doubles as an eating area and a large open concept kitchen/living room area.. 1 deeded parking space is included. This unit has central heating system, electric and a/c condenser. Very low HOA dues at only 170.15 a month and you get a separate private ground level entrance off the parking lot.

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~WELCOME TO 45 PINE HILL ROAD ~ (SHOWINGS BEGIN THURS. at 4:00 PM) This charming 3 BR Colonial sits on a DEAD END STREET, on the other side of Apple Hill. The classic living room hosts a working FP and adjoins the dining room w/ Bay Window, looking out to PRIVATE BACK YARD. The Kitchen has granite counters, SS appliances, tile backsplash, recessed lighting & a breakfast bar. Divided by an updated 1/2 bath is a GENEROUSLY SIZED FAM. ROOM W/CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, "kids play escape room" or storage area, 2 sky-lites & MUCH COVETED MUDROOM & GARAGE ACCESS. This room also opens to an OVERSIZED DECK for entertaining. FIRST FLOOR is HW, except kitchen. 3 BR's (HW) and a full bath make up the 2nd floor & the lower level is finished, featuring another working FP. OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS THE SELLERS HAVE REPLACED THE BOILER (BUDERUS) & ALL WINDOWS. THE EXTERIOR WAS JUST PAINTED. This home is a compelling value for any buyer looking to settle in Lynnfield.

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