Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What Home Layout Style House Fits You?

What Home Layout Style House Fits You?

by +Sarah Marrinan - Keller Williams Premier Realty 

Over time, home styles have evolved.  In real estate, we classify interior layouts as follows. Do you have a favorite? Are you ready to GET YOUR SEARCH STARTED?

1. One Story - Often called a Rambler or Ranch home
One story single-family house

2.  One 1/2 Stories
One 1/2 story single-family house. Second floor only has adequate ceiling height in a portion of it.

3.  Two Stories
Two story single-family house. Has adequate ceiling height throughout upper story.

4.  More Than Two Stories
Single-Family house with more than two stories.

5.  Modified Two Story
Two story single-family house where the second story has full ceiling height throughout but has less square feet of finished space than the first level, leaving a portion of the structure without the second story. However, there is a full set of stair risers to the second story. (Does not include multi-level homes with a half set of risers but not a shorter full set.).

6.  Three Level Split
Three level split home. Most commonly, there is main level living space such as a kitchen and dining room and there are generally shorter sets of stairs between the levels.

7.  Four or More Level Split
Built like a three level split, except it has a basement level and/or additional levels.

8.  Split Entry (Bi-Level)
Upon entering, go up or down a set of stairs. May be front-back or side split.

9.  Other
Any single family dwelling that does not fit into the preceding categories.

Want to see great pics and descriptions of American House Styles? Check out this gallery from This Old House featuring American architectural styles from the 17th century through modern, including Georgian, Colonial, Greek Revival, Foursquare, Craftsman, and Queen Anne Victorians!

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