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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Timbergrove Village is located between mid-century ranch houses to the north and industrial buildings to the south. Houston Chronicle, "David Weekley Homes opens Inner Loop community in NW Houston," 9 July 2019 The son of Valgene, a math professor, and Ruth, a former college softball player who was Jon's first battery mate, Peters grew up outside Brenham in a ranch house on a dead-end street that was renamed Pitcher's Lane in 1989. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Jon Peters and the Pain of Being 'SUPERKID'," 28 June 2019 When Arizona's Yarnell Hill Fire erupted in 2013, 19 hotshots were trapped by the blaze and killed just a few hundred yards from a ranch house. AZCentral.com, "Of small communities across 11 states, more than 500 have a higher wildfire hazard potential than Paradise, Calif.," 23 July 2019 Bonnie Ramsey had a ranch house outside Clearlake surrounded by meadow, with mature oak trees spaced far apart. New York Times, "California, Wary of More Wildfires, Is Paying for Them Already," 22 July 2019 The Bancroft House in Spring Valley is a historic adobe ranch house that was owned by historian Hubert Howe Bancroft and is now preserved and maintained by the Spring Valley Historical Society. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Spring Valley: Large unincorporated area started with shipwreck wood," 30 June 2019 The Spanish-style four-bedroom, 4,230-square-foot ranch house has a pool and spa out back along with a tennis court. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Ranch house up for grabs in Forney was seen on television shows 'Dallas' and 'Walker, Texas Ranger'," 15 July 2019 Scripps modeled his Miramar ranch house (razed in 1973) after Miramare Castle in Trieste, Italy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps Ranch: Family-friendly spot set in an imported eucalyptus forest," 30 June 2019 When Cameron Schwabenton bought her 1960s ranch house near Charleston, South Carolina, the property came with a structure out back that served as the previous owner’s welding workshop. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Your Garage Can Become a Getaway," 28 June 2019

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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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