Split-Level Homes Are Making a Comeback

The split-level home—with its rooms on multiple floors—was all the rage in the 1970s, but you don’t see the style as much in contemporary homes. However, that may soon change. Google searches are revealing the split-level home is more in demand.

Search interest in split-level homes has been climbing since 2004 and reached an all-time high in January 2017, according to Google data. The largest increases over the past year came during May and July.

“I’ve always seen split-levels as the minivans of the architectural world,” Orly Halpern of John L. Scott Realty in Portland, Ore., told Apartment Therapy. “If you can get past the often awkward curb appeal, they offer practical living options for most every type of household.”