What's The Difference Between A Hi-Ranch, A Raised Ranch and A Bi-Level Ranch On Long Island's North Shore?
Here on The North Shore Of Long Island, The Hi-Ranch, Raised Ranch and Bi-Level Ranch houses are just different terms for the SAME style Floor Plan which is typically considered a Hi-Ranch.
You typically enter a Hi-Ranch by going up a few steps before reaching the front door. Once inside at the entry, there is a small landing. The entry is between floors, those going up to the main living area, and those going down to the lower level, which is NOT considered a basement. The front door is mid-way between the two floors. These are not standard Ranch designs with everything on one level, nor sprawling or expanded Ranches. The Upper Level in a Hi-Ranch commonly includes the Living Room, L-Shaped Dining Room, Kitchen, 3 or 4 Bedrooms and 1 or 2 Baths. The Lower Level often has lower ceilings and is generally below ground, although it can also be ground level. It may have a Family Room, another Bath, sometimes another Bedroom, Laundry Area and Storage. This is also where the door would be to enter the garage from inside the house. There is also frequently a door or sliders outside to the backyard.
Hi-Ranches can be Wide-Line or In-Line depending on the width of the house. Many times, Hi-Ranch style homes can be converted into a Mother/Daughter home with legal permits. This can be more or less arranged as separate living areas but connected as one overall house. Most building codes specify that a single dwelling unit cannot be occupied by unrelated persons, so a Mother/Daughter is really a single family dwelling that happens to have separate living areas that are connected.
Larry and Sheila are Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty on The North Shore Of Long Island, and would be glad to show you any Hi-Ranch home for sale, or any other style house you are interested in purchasing.
We can be reached at 631-805-4400.
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