What type of house do you prefer?

United States
November 15, 2006 9:22pm CST
Log home, bi-level, ranch, two-story, victorian???I like our bi-level we live in for now. I know once we get alot older I will want to have a ranch style house, since they are all on one level. What do you prefer???
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• United States
16 Nov 06
I prefer a two story ranch home. There are some great homes that you see that are on acres of land, that are just a cute two story doll house!
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• United States
16 Nov 06
Thanks for the post ;-]
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
16 Nov 06
We just built a ranch home. We built it for our retirement home. It's a lot smaller than any other home we've had. It's easy to clean, the laundry is on the main floor, and there is lots of storage. It's a little hard getting used to so much less space, but we're liking it more every day. Our old kitchen was huge. We hardly have to walk in our new one when we cook. The kitchen, dining room, and living room are all open to each other. I like being able to cook and wash dishes and still be able to see tv.
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• United States
16 Nov 06
My in-laws actually have the laundry room on the 2nd floor. It seemed weird to me at first, but it seems to work since that is where the bedrooms are. I can only imagine how frustrating it was to get the washer/dryer up the stairs.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I prefer ranch style. It'll be alot safer when I get old.
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• United States
16 Nov 06
Thanks for the reply ;-]
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
23 Nov 06
We would like to buy a 4 level split eventually.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Wood/Stone combination - Home made from wood and stone, very natural.
My favorite would be a combination of a log-style home with stone features. I want something very natural looking, in a natural setting. I'd love to have running waters, trees, and flowers in my landscape. I need my home to be warm and roomy. I love to entertain and we always have at least one house guest! The house in the picture isn't mine but I love the style!
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• United States
18 Nov 06
I like ranch style houses. I don't want to deal with an upper level of any kind.
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• United States
16 Nov 06
Right now, I prefer anything that isn't a mobile home. LOL I grew up in a ranch-style house. But I think my very favorite are the victorians.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Right now I am happy with my two floor townhouse but maybe if I get married, I would prefer a ranch house or a nice two story house. I would love having a bigger house with more rooms and be able to do more.
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@min1977 (51)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 06
i'm from malaysia and the only choices we have from developers are apartments, condominiums, double storey terrace hse or bungalow. but normally malaysians who has enough money to spare build their own bungalows with varied styles and lavish ones i might say. anyway, we've bought a condo near our capital city for working convenience sake. as we get older, we'll definitely move to a landed property.
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@chance00 (3333)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I like a bi-level so I can tell my kids to go downstairs.
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• United States
9 Jul 12
As far as getting older I'd prefer a ranch for that purpose. And frankly how many houses can one own in a life time or afford to buy / finance. I think victorias are beautiful! I just don't like the 2nd floor for when you get older. You can make a ranch house look like a small log cabin.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
18 May 12
I want a 2-storey modern looking house, with a garden at the frontyard where my kids can play. I want to have glass windows and doors on the 2nd floor, and a balcony where my husband and I can spend time talking while watching the sky at night -- soo romantic.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
9 Jan 12
I think there is a huge difference in saying ranch, or Victorian and two-story or bi-level. One refers to the style of the house and the other is about the number of floors. That is, there could be a one story house that isn't necessarily a ranch house. Or a log house could have one, two or more floors.... In terms of the style or construction, I love Victorian houses. They are very beautiful and look so fairytale-like. The problem is, I don't quite think I want to live in a 2-story house. Right now, I live with my parents and the house is 2-stories and I don't really like it. It's so annoying to have to go up and down the stairs, especially if I have to carry things and make multiple trips or when I'm tired. But with a one-story house, I don't really like the thought of my bedroom window being close enough on the ground for someone standing outside to be able to look in. I think I might want to live in a bi-level or split level house. That way, there won't be too many stairs to climb, but the bedroom is still higher up.
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
I prefer a simple two-story house with a rooftop and a swimming pool in it.