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 #1001761932

6313 Tilden Ln

NORTH BETHESDA, MD
$1,950,000

MLS#: 1001761932
4 Bed, 4 Bath
7889 Sqft, 0.95 Acres
Residential

6201 Poindexter Ln

NORTH BETHESDA, MD
$1,795,000

MLS#: MDMC622528
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
7373 Sqft, 1.02 Acres
Residential

6807 Hillmead Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$1,750,000

MLS#: MDMC488050
3 Bed, 3 Bath
3904 Sqft, 1.57 Acres
Residential

8711 Overlook Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$1,599,000

MLS#: VAFX1001868
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1467 Sqft, 1.41 Acres
Residential

3623 Jermantown Rd

FAIRFAX, VA
$1,500,000

MLS#: 1009991342
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1896 Sqft, 0.87 Acres
Residential

5524 Summit St

CENTREVILLE, VA
$1,500,000

MLS#: 1009911250
5 Bed, 2½ Bath
2284 Sqft, 5.19 Acres
Residential

7733 Canal Ct

MCLEAN, VA
$1,495,000

MLS#: VAFX995038
5 Bed, 3 Bath
1860 Sqft, 0.98 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAR104054

2626 N Nelson St

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,448,000

MLS#: VAAR104054
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3332 Sqft, 0.52 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1052558

13108 Laurel Glen Rd

CLIFTON, VA
$1,390,000

MLS#: VAFX1052558
7 Bed, 4½ Bath
7140 Sqft, 8.39 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC651220

4917 Essex Ave

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,295,000

MLS#: MDMC651220
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2464 Sqft, 0.31 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #1000306606

8350 Judy Witt Ln

VIENNA, VA
$1,290,000

MLS#: 1000306606
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2070 Sqft, 1.5 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAR139258

4127 Round Hill Rd

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,250,000

MLS#: VAAR139258
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3994 Sqft, 0.34 Acres
Residential

11119 Corobon Ln

GREAT FALLS, VA
$1,250,000

MLS#: VAFX996662
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
2695 Sqft, 5.01 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1000030

8302 Riding Ridge Pl

MCLEAN, VA
$1,225,000

MLS#: VAFX1000030
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2468 Sqft, 0.48 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 April 18th, 2019 at 12:04pm EDT.