While some people dream of large mansions, others prefer single floor living. These are known as ranch-styled homes. Ranch homes are deeply rooted in American history and have appeal to homeowners for many different reasons. Firstly, ranch homes are often less expensive. Further, for families with elderly (or aging) like the ability to have them avoid having to use the stairs.
Ranch style homes are highly sought after in the real estate market when one becomes available it typically sells super fast. The Design Build Planners team notices an age segregation among those families seeking to increase the size of their home though an addition. Younger families trend toward add-a-levels and two-story additions while those 50 plus often request first floor additions, most notably master suite additions.