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Henz, Home Buyer in Cresskill, NJ

kitchen at lower level of high ranch, is it allowed?

Asked by Henz, Cresskill, NJ Fri Apr 13, 2012

choosing between a colonial and a high ranch - concern of kitchen location

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For accurate information check with the local buildings department....
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
A high ranch actually has its first floor at ground level and it is not unusual to find the kitchen and living room on the ground floor and the bedrooms upstairs.

Yes, it is perfectly legal.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
Yes, there are legal homes that have ths concept called double family homes here in Rockland. Also, there are legal "mother/daughter" homes. Need any help, give me a call or email. Regards Allan

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
Lower level kitchens are not uncommon in bilevels. The key is whether or not they were installed with proper permits and a certificate of occupancy was issued. Please check directly with the building department. You may have to pay them a visit.

Good luck.
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