ranch house

noun
1.
the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.
2.
Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism

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ranch house

type of residential building, characteristically built on one level, having a low roof and a rectangular open plan, with relatively little conventional demarcation of living areas

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Example sentences
That's what they want to be remembered by-that they lived in a ranch house.
They found the perfect setting-a hideous low, red ranch house.
The newly-renovated log-cabin ranch house has six rooms and two cabins with
  fireplaces, soaking tubs or private decks.
Accommodations include a log guest house, the main ranch house and a historic
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