Today in Louisville (Jefferson County) there are 3,594 single family homes for sale on our MLS.
- 63% of them have basements.
- 49% of them have more than one story.
Let’s look at homes built in the last 10 years:
- 69% of them have basements.
- 67% of them have more than one story.
A few more basements but a lot more 2-story homes. What I’m really thinking about is how similar all the new home are. Other than comparing a Traditional Ranch to a Traditional 2-Story home they are all so homogeneous as to take the ability to choose almost completely out of the equation.
I do applaud what Norton Commons has done with their planned community. There’s nothing like it in our city. Sure, you pay top dollar (price per square foot is much higher) but I can make an argument for it.
But looking at this year’s Homearama homes, it’s really tough to separate one from another. Garages are tilted here and there; then I see some Tudor or Craftsman stylings to the facade but as far as floorplans go, they are just so similar. What do you think?
The other option is that I’ve just seen too many homes and they’re all blurring together. Either that or we’ve finally evolved to the top usability option in home design.