ranch house


Definition of ranch house

1 : the main dwelling house on a ranch
2 : a one-story house typically with a low-pitched roof and an open plan

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For the humans on the land, there's a seven-bedroom ranch house with a rock bottom swimming pool. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "This ranch will make you fall in love with west Texas, and it's for sale," 29 May 2018 Debra Rooney Jaso rebuilt this Steamboat Springs, Colo., ranch house after losing her husband and son in a plane crash in 2009. Katy Mclaughlin, WSJ, "The Widows Who Healed by Building the Family Home," 4 Oct. 2018 Among them is this three-bed, two-and-a-half-bath breezy ranch house that stretches out over 2,800 square feet. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Brick-and-wood midcentury gem asks $625K," 17 Aug. 2018 The highest priced, at $3,395,000, was a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom waterfront house built in 2009, on 1.6 acres; at the low end was a three-bedroom, one-bathroom 1967 ranch house on a quarter of an acre, listed at $419,000. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "Northport, N.Y.: Old-Time Charm in a Waterfront Village," 2 May 2018 Photo by Tony Luong The rambling ranch house of John and Linda Meyers—the creative couple behind Wary Meyers, a soap and candle company—is the ultimate live-work space. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "9 maximalist interiors that get the style right," 4 Sep. 2018 The three-bedroom, single-story ranch house was cuter than a ladybug and had more potential than a Derby winner’s foal. Marni Jameson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "7 mistakes rookie DIY decorators make," 13 July 2018 Jeff and Laura Beraznik Home history: Built in 1957, the ranch house is an example of midcentury architecture and design. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Coolest homes: 10 unique modern homes featured on azcentral," 21 June 2018 Hurricane Matthew smashed and toppled trees across surrounding Beaufort County in 2016 but largely spared the modest ranch houses, bungalows and mobile homes of St. Helena Island. Russ Bynum, Fox News, "South Carolina slave descendants used to riding out storms," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of ranch house

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ranch house was in 1859

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English Language Learners Definition of ranch house

: the main house on a ranch
US : a house that has a single story and a roof that is not very steep

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