Windows on the second floor directly above the covered porch gives the exterior symmetry.
Not only does the split-level look more inviting, the energy costs – heating and cooling – are reduced considerably.
Surround the steps with plants and shrubbery to make the exterior and the front entrance more attractive. Nothing like a garden or a manicured lawn to transform something plain to a picturesque façade.
Floor plans for the main level and lower level are shown.
A covered front porch with brick columns welcomes guests to this traditional split-level home.
A front lawn adorned with flowers and plants add to its appeal.
Turrets on the three-bedroom, three-bath split-level home (right) give it a Victorian touch.
The split-level design - considered a more multi-dimensional and modern version of the ranch style – had broad appeal.
It was bigger, affordable and occupied less acreage than a ranch.
Another option is wood siding, although it is a more expensive.