Your Guide to Single-Story Homes
Call them ranches, ramblers or bungalows — single-story homes are having a moment, and there’s a host of reasons for their rebirth. For starters, there’s a growing desire for a “simpler” life and an increasing disdain for the excess conveyed by over-designed, multi-level houses. By comparison, single-level homes feel unpretentious and uncomplicated.
Also, the mid-century modern trend (think: 1950s style with an update) has been growing in popularity, and no form of architecture speaks that design language more fluently than a
But most of all, people are rediscovering the many advantages a uni-level house has, including how suitable it is for occupants of all ages, how creative its layout can be and how this is the perfect combination for a home that will change with your needs and satisfy for the long haul.
Let’s explore the ways you can enjoy the “single” life.
Photo: Heidi Long; Home: by Cushing Terrell Architects
Photo and home: courtesy of Texas Timber Frames
Photo: J.E. Evans; Home by Riverbend Timber Framing
Because most single-level homes are sprawling, a welcoming, well-defined entryway is essential in any house — but particularly for this four-generation homestead. Everything about the 2,725- square-foot-house is focused on family togetherness, from the wide-open great room that blends into a pool table area, to the massive party deck, to the huge walk-in pantry fully stocked with goodies for the grandkids.
Photo and home: courtesy of 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame
A merge of communal and private spaces is a common attribute of single-level living. Here, to the left, a hint of a sitting room can be seen from the home’s main gathering space — the great room — which contains the kitchen and dining area along with the living room. But for more privacy, two bedrooms and a bath are distanced via a short hallway (to the right).
Published at Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:07:00 +0000
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