They used to call them ranches. But these do not resemble the single-level cluster of smallish rooms of the 1970s. The Tenessean reports:

Many new homes in Sumner County are missing something — the second level — but that’s just fine with the people buying them who say they are gaining a lot more than they are giving up.

One-level homes are once again growing in popularity, according to owners, Realtors and home builders.

“It’s come full circle from the 1970s” when ranch-style houses were in demand, said Michelle Patterson, a Realtor with the Patterson Team at Re/Max Choice Properties in Hendersonville.

“That’s what people desire again,” she said, although nobody is calling it a ranch.

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