Let's Talk - House Styles

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As Joan Cox writes about, there are always so many choices when it comes to house styles.  My choice would be for a single-level home.

Original content by Joan Cox DRE# ER40011786

What is a House Style?

Some buyers have definite ideas of what their dream home looks like.    Some styles in Denver are not like other cities across the Country, so let's break down the different home styles we have in the Denver metro area -


Ranch - this is a home where everything is on one floor, sometimes with no stairs.   There could be a basement, and the laundry room could be in the basement in older homes.    There could be steps to the front door, and possibly into the garage, so something to check out.

This is the most popular style of home to all ages of buyers and will be the most expensive per square foot.



Two-Story - this is a home where the "living areas" are on the main floor - living room/family room, kitchen, and dining room will usually be on the main floor.  There could be a bedroom/office on the main floor.  On occasion, you will find the master bedroom on the main floor, but there are few of these.   Usually, all bedrooms and laundry(in newer homes) are located on the upper floor.  In some older homes, the laundry room will be on the main floor or in the basement of older homes.



Bi-Level - this is a home where you walk in the door and immediately decide to go up or go down.  There is a small landing at the front door.   Usually, the kitchen, dining room, living room, and a couple of bedrooms will be on the upper floor.   In the lower level there will be a family room and one or two more bedrooms.



Tri-Level - this is a home you enter the home on the main level and will find the kitchen, dining room, and usually a living room, then you have to go up a few stairs to the bedrooms, and go down a few stairs into a family room, and could be another bedroom.    This style could be "side by side" or "front to back" tri-level.   


 This home is side to side

This tri-level is front to back


Multi-level - this is a home that is a tri-level with a basement.    So the same as above, but there will be a basement.  From the lower level of a tri-level, you will go down another small flight of stairs into the basement.



In any of these homes, the bedrooms may not all be on one floor, one or more may be in a lower level.


If you have any questions about any of these styles of homes, give me a call - Joan Cox - 720-231-6373.










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Comments (7)

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for sharing this one.  I really enjoyed it!

Feb 19, 2021 08:41 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Joan does such a great job on all she does. Good eye and read, thanks for the repost cheers cvc

Feb 19, 2021 10:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Brian England ,

Thank you for re-blogging this post..I missed it and I have to admit  I love my single story so would vote for it!

Feb 19, 2021 03:33 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really enjoyed Joan Cox's presentation and thank you for posting it this morning Brian England  

Feb 19, 2021 04:22 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Brian.

What we love, others will just shake their heads and wonder why.  Sometimes I do the same when others just fall in love with a home, I wouldn't even consider. It all boils down to what one likes

Feb 20, 2021 12:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Brian, for sharing this reblog selection.

Feb 20, 2021 05:23 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Brian,
Good reblog. At my age, I prefer the ranch-style but I think the Bi-level and Tri-Level are great for families or anyone that likes more separation of space.  When we were raising kids and had lots of company we had a ranch with a daylight basement. That was great too!

Feb 20, 2021 05:55 AM

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