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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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 Where some complement midcentury modern dwellings, others nestle up to ranch houses or border rolling vineyards. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "11 sparkling pools you’ll want to dive into," 13 Aug. 2018 Architects build their dream home Residents: Brian and Melissa Farling, architects Home history: The 1956 ranch house in Tempe was the perfect fit for the Farlings. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Coolest homes: 10 unique modern homes featured on azcentral," 21 June 2018 There was no answer at the small, neatly kept Napa ranch house listed on property records as Wong's most recent address. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "5-year-old drowns in above-ground pool in Covington," 11 Mar. 2018 The original, but somewhat tired, MCM was house updated to give it what the owners describe as a classic midcentury dwelling-meets-ranch house vibe. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "11 sparkling pools you’ll want to dive into," 13 Aug. 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
US : a house that has a single story and a roof that is not very steep

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