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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Cabinets French blue lower cabinets anchor the white upper cabinets in the kitchen of a 1950s Maryland ranch house recently renovated by Washington, D.C., architect Chris Snowber of Hamilton Snowber. Jura Koncius, The Seattle Times, "Sick of all-white kitchens? Here are six ways to spice things up," 16 Oct. 2018 Hurricane Matthew largely spared the ranch houses, bungalows and mobile homes on the island. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence warnings not heeded by some in South Carolina's Gullah communities," 13 Sep. 2018 Out in the pasture, past the barbwire fence that surrounds his Jackson County ranch house, Birdseye saw about 75 of his cows, tightly bunched in a defensive triangular formation, nervously staring at something behind him. Kale Williams, OregonLive.com, "As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks," 10 June 2018 Del Sur’s ranch house received the county’s first LEED Platinum designation in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Black Mountain Ranch area: New master-planned communities garner environmental awards, bring 'sacred light'," 22 June 2018 Lafayette is known for its ranch houses, sport utility vehicles and streets with no sidewalks. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housing at stake in Lafayette homes-vs.-apartments ballot battle," 9 June 2018 Location: Torrington, Connecticut Price: $245,000 This ’50s-era ranch house may feel like your grandparents’ house, but beyond its vintage interiors lie outdoor entertaining spaces galore. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Midcentury home with retro details wants $245K," 29 May 2018 Barbara and Jesse Steward moved into their ranch house in West Englewood 46 years ago. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, "Curbless Depression-era streets prompted Chicago alderman's vote against Obama Presidential Center," 6 July 2018 By the time Paige and John got the keys to their single-story brick ranch house, the yard hadn’t been mown for several weeks. Marni Jameson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Next generation of homeowners go for greener yard tools," 6 July 2018

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1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of ranch house

: the main house on a ranch

: a house that has a single story and a roof that is not very steep

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