So we asked architect Jeff De Graw of nearby Middletown to reimagine its facade.
The raised ranch style, also known as the split-foyer, is commonly found in older neighborhoods throughout Metro Atlanta.
The raised ranch provided these features on a small lot, and was cost effective for both buyers and builders.
Raised ranch style houses are built on a raised foundation and feature two stories with common qualities and characteristics.
After World War II, simple and economical ranch-style homes were mass-produced to meet the housing needs of returning soldiers and their families.
Because so many ranch-style houses were built quickly and with a cookie-cutter formula, the ranch is dismissed by some as simple, ordinary and without style.
Actually, while you see many ranch style homes here in the New York area, they originated on the West Coast in the 1920s.
• Add color with a fresh coat of paint and accent trim.
The Raised Ranch is a domestic vernacular that was popular in American suburbia in the 1970s.
With its entrance on the ground floor and the main living area a full flight of stairs up, this reconfiguration of the Ranch was used when subterranean construction was impossible or impractical, according to Split
"I've Never Liked the look of raised ranches," says Carole Mc Millen, who recently bought this 1970s two-story, in New Paltz, New York, with her husband.
But the house's lofty space and open layout were too tempting to pass up.