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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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 Expansive wood decks take in ocean and mountain views from the modern ranch house, sited on 1.5 acres. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "'ER' actress Sherry Stringfield sells her Malibu aerie for $3.225 million," 2 July 2018 The daylight ranch house, built in 1995 on a 793-acre working cattle ranch, has four bedrooms, three baths and 5,540 square feet ($1,263 a square foot). Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "The most expensive homes in each of Oregon's counties (photos)," 12 June 2018 The complex of five ranch houses cobbled together over the years — featuring a grotto out front complete with fountains and life-size statues of dolphins — was back on the market as of last fall for $1.75 million. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Here's why it's nearly impossible to sell a mansion in Indy," 4 Jan. 2018 Bike thieves have led officers over the bridge to a ranch house near Rancho Bernardo and down State Route 75 to Mexico. Gustavo Solis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Coronado's 'bait bike' has helped reduce bicycle theft by half," 27 June 2018 The property, spread across 12 parcels totaling 480 acres, has an adobe-style ranch house with a bird's-eye view that stretches as far as Edwards Air Force Base. Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming And Lauren Beale, sacbee, "Taylor Swift is selling this midcentury home in Beverly Hills. It's yours for $2.95 million | The Sacramento Bee," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of ranch house

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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