December 12, 2013

Affordable, Flexible Space in the Tri-Level Home!

The split-level home design gained a following after the TV sitcom, The Brady Bunch, debuted in 1969. America saw how a split-level house worked well for Mike and Carol Brady’s large blended family with six children, and housekeeper Alice. The exterior of the Brady’s home was modeled on one built in 1959 by Luther and Louise Carson in San Fernando Valley, CA. Many of these homes have survived and are affordable.

Split level homes offer living space on multiple levels separated by short flights of stairs up or down. The tri-level layout contains a lower-level family room , mid-level entry and public rooms, and upper-level bedrooms and bathrooms. Owners cite the casual, open layout as the biggest perk.

Take a look at 1745 Sells Road in Salisbury, North Carolina! This 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath tri-level split was built in 1967 ~ when this style of architecture was the all the rage in suburban America.

Advantages of Tri-Level Homes

Takes up less space - If you have a narrow lot, you can have more square footage without taking up more land. They're excellent as they can be built over areas with unusual slopes.
Privacy - Tri-level homes are great for people who want to shut out the rest of the house when they work on business and/or on craft projects
Beauty - Looking out at singing birds on tree limbs and down unto the road, you can gaze at all the beauty around and beneath you. You might feel as if you're living in a tree house!
Quieter - Since your main level is on the second floor, it's not as noisy.
Good exercise - You'll burn more calories and keep your legs in shape with the walking you'll do on the steps each day.
Economical - Because the home is divided into three levels, you can also divided up heating and air-conditioning zones, saving on your electric, gas or oil bill.

Most who love split level homes do because of the spaciousness they offer. Many home owners like the split’s open floor plan because it’s great for entertaining. The lower level can be easily fixed up as a as an in-law suite or teenage hang-out. Home owners with young children also like the arrangement of clustered bedrooms. Just look at this very large , 22' basement-level den with wood-burning fireplace and wall-to-wall seating-level hearth at 1745 Sells Road. Many will choose to decorate hearths like these with cushions for sitting, books, and pieces of art ~ a nice touch!
And the living room on the main level, another spacious 18' room, offers plenty of living and entertaining space with loads of natural light from the double set of 12-over-12 paned windows.

The bedrooms are on the third level. This is why the tri-level home is ideal for growing families that need privacy at different floors in home.

But in today’s tough economy, the affordable price tag is perhaps the biggest lure of the tri-level home.
1745 Sells Road, at just $109K for nearly 1700 square feet of space ~ large rooms ~ and a beautiful sloping just outside of Salisbury's city limits (no city taxes!).

Sometimes, in the search for your dream home, you may come across a place that with some work will be a beautiful home. You can see the potential that other buyers don't. So you are willing to do what it takes to bring the house up to current tastes or styles.

While the wood-paneled kitchen, which overlooks the dining room, might look like it needs updating ~ the entire home interior has been freshly painted, and hardwood floors throughout are a great feature! The home boasts a finished, walkout basement, with a side patio entrance.

1745 Sells Road is ready for you to move in ~ and start taking advantage of all that space! Ready to see for yourself? Call Realtor® Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 and ask him to show you affordability in living at 1745 Sells Road, Salisbury NC!

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