Ranch floorplans are all the rage, and it’s no surprise — homebuyers are discovering the joys of living in a one-story home. They’re easy to clean, simple to maintain, and feature open area layouts that encourage creative interior design! This beloved architectural style gained popularity in the 1950s and ‘60s and has become a classic staple of the mid-century modern style.

Whether your family is growing or you’re looking to downsize from a two-story home, you’ll find many benefits to open-concept living on a single floor. At Shea Homes®, we’re committed to creating home designs that satisfy homebuyers’ desire for distinction and stand the test of time.

If you’re ready to start searching for your dream ranch-style home, you’re in luck! We’re thrilled to announce The Reflection Collection is coming soon to Solstice.

Built along the High Line Canal and nestled up against the Rocky Mountain foothills, the Solstice community was designed for active Coloradans who want access to nearby Chatfield State Park and Colorado’s natural beauty 365 days of the year.

Read on to discover four key benefits of ranch-style living in Colorado:

Everything you need is on one floor.  Just imagine having a walk-in closet that connects directly to your laundry room, or a study nestled next to your child’s bedroom for instant access as you work, and they continue their hybrid learning. With bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry all on the same floor, you’ll save so much time and energy when transitioning from work to play.

You can move smoothly from room to room in the Morning Mist, making chores like laundry and dishes easy-breezy — which means more time to bond as a family.

Canyons Retreat Enclave Master Bedroom

Outdoor spaces make ranch-style living more inspiring!  One reason why ranch homes are so popular in Colorado? Each design is influenced by its glorious natural surroundings. Built with interior courtyards for morning coffee and covered patios for afternoons spent in the sun, a ranch floorplan’s open-concept layout often extends to the great outdoors — which means year-round access to nature.

Step outside for a breath of fresh air and meditation in the Tranquility. In the Solstice community, it’s easy to teach your family to appreciate nature from the comfort of your own home.

Solstice Harmony Imagine Dining

Easy to decorate inside... and out!  One-story living makes maintaining all your home’s trappings much easier. Not to mention that move-in ready homes from Shea are new-build, allowing you to customize your ranch with plenty of interior and exterior options.  An open floor layout piques the interest of any home decor enthusiast, with more floor space for thoughtfully-selected furniture and ornamentation.

Don’t forget the luxe amenities from Shea Homes! Opt for a cosmo fireplace in the Brookside’s dining room and you’ll feel the cozy vibes with two stylish hearths — one to provide ambiance at the dinner table and another fireplace to warm and illuminate the great room. These select features will complement lush quilts, cushy sofas, and dark wood flooring and furniture.

Solstice Trails Edge Tallgrass Kitchen & Dining

No stairs, no worries.  You’ll find many benefits to ditching stairs. For growing families, it’s safer for youngsters and toddlers adapting to mobility — and for those getting older, single-story living makes it easier to navigate an open-concept space.

If you’re really keen on a second story, you always have the option to finish the basement for more entertainment space or to add an additional bedroom to your home. The Stillwater’s optional finished basement includes a wet bar where you can whip up fresh cocktails for friends and family or serve an array of fancy snacks for the kids on movie night. You’re sure to find plenty of space in a Shea Home!

Solstice Trails Edge Tallgrass Finished Basement Rec Room

Shop four coming-soon open-concept floorplans for your active family at Solstice. Each home includes two to four bedrooms and plenty of beautiful finish options. Contact us for more information today!

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