With the homebuilding and real estate market rebounding, many Atlantans that have not been able to move into a newer, more convenient home are now looking at what is available in the local real estate market. Amongst the plethora of home styles and floor plans available in the market, the ranch-style home is emerging as a new favorite.
The resurgence of the ranch can be attributed to a variety of causes. One possibility is the growing Baby Boomer population that can find the stairs in a two-story home difficult. Along those same lines, young couples who may have an older parent living with them enjoy the convenience of a ranch for that same reason. Ranches are also popular with first-time home buyers. Many find them more affordable than larger homes and because of the reduced square footage, heating and cooling costs can be cheaper.
Though ranch homes were popular in the 1950s, the style has evolved as the decades have passed, providing buyers with just as many options for the aesthetic look and design style as traditional two-story homes have. One Atlanta home builder with beautiful ranch-style homes is SR Homes. Three of the builder’s communities are located in the popular West Forsyth High School district and have move-in ready ranches that simply must be seen. Details on those communities are below:
Williams Point: This unique Forsyth County swim/tennis community features just 61 Colonial-inspired homes on 100-foot wide home sites that harken back to the timelessness of Colonial Williamsburg architecture. One of the ranch plans available in the community is the Fairfield floor plan located at 4030 Williams Point Drive. The four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home is priced at $475,900 and includes a lavishly designed master bathroom that includes a separate tub and shower, double vanities and an oversized walk-in closet. A stunning stacked stone fireplace and a shiplap ceiling complement the large great room. The gourmet kitchen is a dream with a granite island, stainless steel appliances, a butler’s pantry and access to the mudroom, which leads to the three-car garage. Additionally, a bonus room with a full bathroom is located on the split second level and a large covered patio is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Hunters Walk: Located in highly sought-after Forsyth County, this established community offers stunning homes with great amenities such as, a swimming pool, tennis courts and nature trails. The Kentshire floor plan located at 4235 Hunters Walk Way is a beautiful ranch plan that is priced at $324,900. The open floor plan features three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level and an additional bedroom with its own bathroom on the second level. The large gourmet kitchen includes granite countertops and a large island. Plenty of windows and 14-foot ceilings create a grand feeling in this home and the covered rear patio make spending time outdoors easy and fun.
Churchill Crossing: Also in Forsyth County, this new swim community is coming soon and will feature homes with a sophisticated equestrian theme, available in American Traditional, American County and Southern Vernacular architecture. Priced from the $400,000s, the community will have just 59 homes seated on spacious 100 to 150-foot wide home sites (basements available). Details will include detached garages, three and four sided brick finishes, and more.
To find out more about the homes discussed above and SR Homes other communities throughout Atlanta, visit www.SRHomes.com or call 678-252-2525.