For Sale All Available Styles of Castle Pines CO Ranch Homes & Patio Homes
Includes 1 Story Ranch and Raised Ranch Style Homes throughout Castle Pines and Castle Pines North
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The Lure of Ranch Homes Castle Pines CO & Castle Pines North
You first view the property from the street, taking in the pitch of the single-story roofs and the cute gable down at one end of the house. You admire the windows, which you can tell let in lots of light to the big living room in front, as well as the sunny kitchen. The house is set well back from the street, offering both a natural privacy as well as a spacious and elegant front walk, perfectly nestled amidst the mature landscaping and sweeping trees.
Inside, you encounter vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan, the entryway flowing seamlessly into the living room, dining area and breakfast nook, with the kitchen situated behind a charming little pass-through. A hall hints at bedrooms and bathrooms, but from the main area you can’t see much. Through a wide set of sliding glass doors, you can see the spacious backyard and patio for al fresco dining.
Everywhere you look are appealing features, from updated lighting to original flooring to sparkling appliances. You’re sold. The most surprising aspect of this house you’ve fallen in love with? It’s a ranch home.
History of the Ranch Style Home
Yes, you heard correctly: ranch homes are making a comeback. At the time it got it’s start in 1930s California, this style of architecture – with its open floor plan and emphasis on large windows – was quite novel. It skyrocketed to popularity due to its ease of building and the role it found among suburban America’s planned communities.
However, its place as a “tract” house earned it a reputation as an undesirable home type full of outmoded elements. For decades ranch homes faced the wrecking ball or overhauls that made them all but recognizable, but now that’s changing. The ranch style home has once again found a place in American neighborhoods, and in addition to the preservation of many older examples, contractors are once again building new homes in the ranch style.
Considering that the style fits many – if not most – ways of life, it’s hardly a surprising move. The spacious interior (originally designed to minimize internal walls that wasted space) now provides excellent square footage for entertaining guests or watching little babies take their first steps. The single-story layout is perfect for the older generation and first-time walkers alike, and the proximity of all the major common areas makes hanging out and spending time together a cinch.
Moreover, ranch homes are well suited to many cities in many different climates, including the sunny, beautiful mountainous region of Castle Pines and Castle Pines North.
Find a Welcoming Ranch Home in Castle Pines, Colorado
If you love the mountains, you’ll love Castle Pines. A master-planned community nestled between Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock on Denver’s south side, the area is known for its calm way of life inspired by the natural beauty of the outdoors. It is also, of course, known for the sweeping stands of pine trees that give the town its name.
If you are looking for a ranch home Castle Pines CO is as good a place to look as any. Better, some might say, due to the gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains available from almost every home, the golf-soaked atmosphere and the elegant nature of its properties and surrounding scenery. The area values safe neighborhoods, awesome infrastructure and the active community participation of its citizens. Whether you’re raising a family or looking for a place to enjoy a well-earned retirement, Castle Pines might be just the place for you.
Visit the City of Castle Pines CO website for more information about this lovely community.
Planning the Future of Your Ranch Home
The recent revival of ranch style homes is good news for current owners and those looking to buy in the style, because it means there will likely be a market for them later on. This will be especially true if your home has all the updates to meet modern standards, which most of the ranch homes in Castle Pines do. This means lots of light, well-appointed kitchens, nice flooring, beautiful and water-wise landscaping, and stylish windows.
Truth be told, it is not so hard to update the original ranch home aesthetic to meet current standards. While windows used to be huge expanses of glass, many homeowners and contractors are now opting for artistically partitioned substitutes on old and new houses alike. Instead of popcorn ceilings, most choose a more modern smooth plaster, because this type of surface work requires very little effort for an update and no effort at all in a new home.
In other words, the ranch home has almost effortlessly entered the 21st century, and all we need to do now is embrace it. Luckily for this once-spurned style, more and more people are choosing to do so across the nation, preserving a valuable aspect of American history and living well in the process.
If you want to learn more about this charming community, visit the community information section on the main Castle Pines CO Homes for Sale page.
If you have any questions, or are interested in viewing any of these ranch homes in Castle Pines CO, please contact Jim Garcia, your experienced Castle Pines CO Real Estate Agent.