Split Level style
a variation on California Ranch style houses. Instead of a
one-story Ranch, these houses have a one-story
section attached to a two-story
The double car garage is frequently built under the upper story bedrooms.
In another version the foundation
and basement windows are raised above
the ground to create a 1.5 story look. A typical side view
of a split level house is shown in the diagram.
By the 1980s, split-levels of various forms were very common.
Most Split Level houses have these features:
1 story house with an upper story over the garage
double garages build into the house
low pitched or hipped roof
Created by Brandy Reilly, 6 June 1997; last revised on 5 June 5 2002.