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Experience the Ranch Home Revival in Parker CO
America has earned its cliché title as a melting pot of epic proportion, but guess what? It also boasts numerous towns with the same qualities.
Take Parker, Colorado, for example. Here nature enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, walking and cross-country skiing. The cute downtown area boasts restaurants and shopping, and occasionally a fun festival with music and street food. The town has earned a reputation as one of progressiveness and open-mindedness, and as a wonderful place to settle as a working professional, couple or family.
In this mini-melting pot of beauty, outdoorsiness, creativity and laissez-faire lifestyles, one structure is reclaiming an old hold on the American imagination: the ranch home.
If you, like many people, adhere to the school of thought that sees ranch homes as old, stuffy and totally without character, think again. Ranch homes are seeing a modern revival that celebrates their best attributes and updates the less desirable characteristics, resulting in a house for modern times. This is especially true of the Parker CO ranch homes for sale. Don’t believe it? Check out the following description and history of the ranch home and see if you don’t change your mind.
Versatile and Open: The Ranch Home Footprint
Although from the outside some ranch homes do possess little character, you just have to know where to look. Many of their innate attributes are actually quite charming. Take the big square or rectangular windows, for example. Can they be kind of boring if left to their own devices? Sure, but so can many architectural features. Throw up some curtains inside and landscaping out front, however, and you have a perfect slice of Americana heaven.
Or consider the open floor plan. Rather than the old-fashioned separation between kitchen, dining and living rooms, ranch homes dispense with the inner walls and bring all the common areas together. Although this was initially a space-saving choice made on the part of the architects, the result is an inviting indoor area that combines all the comforts of cooking, eating and hanging out.
Plus, ranch homes are really pretty flexible. Because they’re only one story, an elderly couple can easily live out their golden years there. The sliding glass doors to the yard, open center and abundance of bedrooms in many homes make them perfect for growing families too. And even a single working professional can appreciate the privacy of bedrooms at the back and space to entertain near the front door, not to mention the often-spacious and private yards.
The Ranch Style Home: A History of Changing Times
Today ranch homes bear a Brady Bunch hallmark, but the style was invented long before the late-60s family made their television debut. The first ranch home hailed from California, and was quickly picked up as an easy model to create en masse for planned communities. The cookie cutter approach and lack of internal walls where formerly they’d been a requirement (resulting in the trademark open area) made building them easy.
Unfortunately, their mass production also made dismissing them as characterless clones easy as well. Despite this reputation, though, ranch homes have made a mark as a cute, navigable and open alternative to traditional styles such as Victorian or Craftsman. Many of them have unique designs, beautiful built-in features, and elements dating back to the 40s or 50s.
In recognition of this fact, a ranch style home revival movement is now underway. Instead of mocking or leveling them, people are now reclaiming ranch homes and honoring their unique features. Their popularity is growing as the public recognizes their place in American history as well as their hominess and charm. Flipped houses now offer beautiful, affordable living spaces for people from all walks of life.
What Makes the Ranch Homes for Sale in Parker CO a Good Fit?
In the laid-back and family-friendly atmosphere of Parker CO, ranch homes find a perfect niche. The outdoorsy couple with their canoes and skis can come home to a large garage with plenty of storage for their gear and off-road vehicles, then sit by a fire that mimics the lodge they’ve just returned from.
The young family can cozy up in the living room and read stories with Mom while Dad cooks in the kitchen only a few feet away, reveling in the relaxed atmosphere that comes with a long day spent outdoors in a park-like backyard.
And the newlyweds can pour wine and entertain their friends in a spacious dining room, perhaps with vaulted ceilings and skylights to send sun or stars down on their gathering.
The truth is, everyone can live well in a ranch home, and with the new appreciation for this old floor plan, they are becoming more and more available. If you’re looking for quality ranch homes for sale, Parker Colorado is a good bet. Amongst its laid-back culture, lovely tree-lined streets and the natural beauty of its surroundings, you’ll find many examples of this now-classic architectural style.
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If you have any questions, or are interested in viewing any of these ranch homes in Parker CO, please contact Jim Garcia, your experienced Parker CO Real Estate Agent.
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