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One-Level Living is at an All-Time High

Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials alike are all looking to spend less time tending to their homes. A survey by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) finds an increasing demand for single-level home designs. One-level homes provide greater accessibility and are generally more cost-effective and less maintenance—benefits that appeal to busy people of all ages.

New homes are moving away from the days of compartmentalized rooms, narrow hallways, and formal living and dining rooms. Home buyers are looking for larger flexible spaces that create a cohesive flow throughout the main living level. In fact, 66% of firms surveyed by the AIA report that more homes are being designed with this open-space layout. This type of floor plan is more popular than ever, offering ease of movement, expansive room sizes, and convenience to and from every space in the house.

Combined spaces are a key factor in the rising popularity of ranch style homes. Single story homes offer more flexibility in the design of the interiors than traditional two-stories. Living spaces without another level overhead allow for vaulted ceilings and large windows to create an impressive atmosphere.

Pittsburgh based home builder, Maronda Homes, is getting a jump on the one-level living trend. Maronda will be building 2 new innovative ranch style designs in the second half of 2017.

The Drexel will expand to nearly 2,000 square feet of living space that encompasses 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 car garages. Upon entry, the foyer guides visitors past the second and third bedrooms, which leads into the open floor living space with a large kitchen that offers an eating bar for fun, casual meals. The great room, featuring high ceilings, is inviting and open. An additional flex space is perfect for a home office fit for a career based remote worker.

The Sanibel will be the perfect home for a fast pace lifestyle. The home features three spacious bedrooms and a master suite offering a spa-like experience in the home. The open concept allows buyers to envision the space for daily living and social gatherings with family and friends. The home will feature great flex space that owners can be creative with, or use for a growing family. The Sanibel is a true flexible functional house for all.

Keep an eye out for the release of these home designs in Alderwood, located just outside of Pittsburgh, in the North Hills. This Pine Township community is already home to stunning single-family homes situated on tree-lined half acre home sites. The addition of maintenance friendly, one-level living is sure to be well received by consumers looking to build a home in the highly acclaimed Pine-Richland area.

A new home is only an appointment away when you visit MarondaHomes.com.

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About Meg Webb

Meg is a Real Estate professional with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for real estate is demonstrated through her success in both new home construction and residential resale. She resides in Upper St. Clair near Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children where she enjoys training for marathons and volunteering in the community.

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