Rancher Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

Ranchers or Ranch-style homes are often equated with Ramblers in the Washington metropolitan area. In fact, Rambler is such as popularly used term that home owners will often choose to list their properties that way. As a result, you may not see a lot of Ranch listings. It doesn't mean that these homes don't exist however, or that there is no distinction between the two. First, there's the matter of origin and for that, we have to go back in time and head out west.

Back in the 1920's, builders began taking the basic notion of western ranch houses and adapting them to suburban areas – the idea of fusing low-slung adobe design with certain modernistic principals. Early influences included the ground-hugging Prairie House style with low-pitched roofs and wide overhangs popularized by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. By the time World War II had ended, the Rancher style had become more of a set ideal – rectangular and wide, often single-story and with an ease of living and uniformity that made it well-suited for tract home developers. This popular western and mid-western trend migrated east and took hold throughout the Atlantic states, including the Washington Metro area. For more information on Rancher style homes in Washington DC Metro area, contact us at (202) 798-3600 today!

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9220 Seven Locks Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$1,900,000

MLS#: MC10282319
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3760 Sqft, 1.9 Acres
Residential

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8702 Bellwood Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$1,499,000

MLS#: MC10228129
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6602 Sqft, 0.61 Acres
Residential

8350 Judy Witt Ln

VIENNA, VA
$1,390,000

MLS#: FX10190122
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2070 Sqft, 1.5 Acres
Residential

11211 Sorrel Ridge Ln

OAKTON, VA
$1,150,000

MLS#: FX10252160
6 Bed, 3½ Bath
4004 Sqft, 2.24 Acres
Residential

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420 Chesapeake Dr

GREAT FALLS, VA
$1,065,000

MLS#: FX10230783
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3100 Sqft, 2.47 Acres
Residential

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10700 River Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$1,024,900

MLS#: MC10069213
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2696 Sqft, 2 Acres
Residential

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10230 Elizabeth St

GREAT FALLS, VA
$999,000

MLS#: FX10075807
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1508 Sqft, 5 Acres
Residential

10419 Wickens Rd

VIENNA, VA
$985,000

MLS#: FX10296661
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
5091 Sqft, 2.54 Acres
Residential

11905 Chapel Rd

CLIFTON, VA
$859,000

MLS#: FX10289385
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3516 Sqft, 5.77 Acres
Residential

5916 Hallowing Dr

LORTON, VA
$839,000

MLS#: FX10200700
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
3720 Sqft, 6.55 Acres
Residential

10617 Elmont Ct

FAIRFAX, VA
$825,000

MLS#: FC10256999
3 Bed, 2 Bath
3199 Sqft, 0.51 Acres
Residential

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3507 Duff Dr

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$825,000

MLS#: FX10283153
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3022 Sqft, 0.36 Acres
Residential

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9601 Potomac Dr

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$799,900

MLS#: PG9974740
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1674 Sqft, 0.58 Acres
Residential

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2648 Sycamore St

ARLINGTON, VA
$799,000

MLS#: AR10290525
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2495 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

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9251 Wood Glade Dr

GREAT FALLS, VA
$798,500

MLS#: FX10274778
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2576 Sqft, 0.63 Acres
Residential

 

Rancher Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaWhat makes a Rancher different from a Rambler? Generally speaking, the Rancher is a larger, overall designation that can include many variations such as Spanish Ranch, Raised Ranch, Split-Level Ranch and believe it or not, Colonial Ranch. Ramblers were initially viewed as another sub-set with a single story and a footprint that differs from a basic rectangle. The term came about through the notion that one would 'ramble' through parts of the single-floor home, including its wings. The 'rambling L' was one of the common early descriptions. Rancher or ranch-style was once the more typically used tag in suburban parts of Washington Metro but Rambler picked up steam over time and is now the predominant classification in this area.

What's behind the renewed popularity for Rancher-style homes in Washington Metro? These unadorned single-family homes swept to popularity at the start of the baby boom. The post-war suburbia trend placed a premium on simplicity and convenience. All these years later, the boomers are entering their winter – a return to these homes once again represents comfort and single-floor ease. Additionally, there's is a retro mid-century appeal to the era for those who are a generation or more removed from it. The current much-discussed 'Mad Men mentality' transposes style and glamour onto all things '50's. In other words, Ranchers are hip again.

 

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Listing information last updated on July 22nd, 2018 at 12:37am EDT.