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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Photo of Listing #DC9623358

3022 University Ter Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,795,000

MLS#: DC9623358
5 Bed, 4 Bath
4238 Sqft, 0.91 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10069213

10700 River Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$1,349,000

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

10230 Elizabeth St

GREAT FALLS, VA
$1,095,000

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

Photo of Listing #FX10021411

405 Berry St Se

VIENNA, VA
$1,024,900

MLS#: FX10021411
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3936 Sqft, 0.51 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10038560

12733 Lee Hwy

FAIRFAX, VA
$999,900

MLS#: FX10038560
7 Bed, 6½ Bath
5840 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10080022

15109 Rollinmead Dr

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$875,000

MLS#: MC10080022
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2979 Sqft, 1.4 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10096153

6448 Elmdale Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$864,000

MLS#: FX10096153
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
3129 Sqft, 0.6 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10101343

4720 Bayard Blvd

BETHESDA, MD
$829,900

MLS#: MC10101343
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1344 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AX10009424

210 Quaker Ln N

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$799,999

MLS#: AX10009424
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2100 Sqft, 0.73 Acres
Residential

14810 Kelley Farm Dr

GERMANTOWN, MD
$799,950

MLS#: MC10116779
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3842 Sqft, 2.13 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #PG9974740

9601 Potomac Dr

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$799,900

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

19901 Pinebark Way

BRINKLOW, MD
$795,000

MLS#: MC10020727
6 Bed, 4 Bath
3444 Sqft, 4.11 Acres
Residential

6100 River Dr

LORTON, VA
$778,000

MLS#: FX10051377
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3994 Sqft, 0.92 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10100729

6642 Van Winkle Dr

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$775,000

MLS#: FX10100729
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
2183 Sqft, 1.14 Acres
Residential

12501 Monterey Cir

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$759,000

MLS#: PG10024438
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3787 Sqft, 0.7 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 December 15th, 2017 at 4:14pm EST.