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 #MC9845591

9419 Overlea Dr

ROCKVILLE, MD
$1,299,000

MLS#: MC9845591
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
5150 Sqft, 1.55 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9907562

6627 Weatheford Ct

MCLEAN, VA
$1,150,000

MLS#: FX9907562
4 Bed, 3 Bath
4615 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9945795

405 Berry St Se

VIENNA, VA
$1,141,500

MLS#: FX9945795
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3936 Sqft, 0.51 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9906655

9006 Glen Ct

FAIRFAX, VA
$1,019,000

MLS#: FX9906655
6 Bed, 4 Bath
3700 Sqft, 0.88 Acres
Residential

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239 Barton St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$949,000

MLS#: AR9913822
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
3035 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9953508

11402 Lapham Dr

OAKTON, VA
$899,900

MLS#: FX9953508
6 Bed, 3 Bath
3170 Sqft, 1.66 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC9944749

6112 Swansea St

BETHESDA, MD
$875,000

MLS#: MC9944749
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2644 Sqft, 0.18 Acres
Residential

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2322 Sawdust Rd

VIENNA, VA
$874,999

MLS#: FX9882122
4 Bed, 4 Bath
4687 Sqft, 1 Acre
Residential

9601 Potomac Dr

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$849,000

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

22305 Rolling Hill Ln

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$845,000

MLS#: MC9902792
6 Bed, 5 Bath
8426 Sqft, 5.17 Acres
Residential

3805 Bell Rd

BURTONSVILLE, MD
$800,000

MLS#: MC9970902
5 Bed, 3 Bath
1881 Sqft, 19.64 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9929638

6100 River Dr

LORTON, VA
$799,000

MLS#: FX9929638
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3994 Sqft, 0.92 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9964916

4916 43rd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$780,000

MLS#: DC9964916
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
988 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

6711 Bull Run Post Office Rd

CENTREVILLE, VA
$760,000

MLS#: FX9948868
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2202 Sqft, 6.2 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 June 24th, 2017 at 6:16pm EDT.