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

10700 River Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$1,399,000

MLS#: MC10069213
5 Bed, 3 Bath
1796 Sqft, 2 Acres
Residential

8130 Damascus Rd

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$1,100,000

MLS#: MC10065926
5 Bed, 5 Bath
3800 Sqft, 6.79 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10047573

8130 Damascus Rd

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$1,100,000

MLS#: MC10047573
5 Bed, 5 Bath
3800 Sqft, 6.79 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 #FX10050583

507 Druid Hill Rd Ne

VIENNA, VA
$1,085,000

MLS#: FX10050583
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3450 Sqft, 0.51 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10038560

12733 Lee Hwy

FAIRFAX, VA
$1,050,000

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

Photo of Listing #FX10020912

6418 Noble Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,049,900

MLS#: FX10020912
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3250 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10021411

405 Berry St Se

VIENNA, VA
$1,049,900

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

Photo of Listing #PG10024997

16001 Colwell Dr

BRANDYWINE, MD
$990,000

MLS#: PG10024997
3 Bed, 2 Bath
3539 Sqft, 20.43 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10069934

9908 Montclair Ct

VIENNA, VA
$975,000

MLS#: FX10069934
4 Bed, 3 Bath
4038 Sqft, 0.52 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10080022

15109 Rollinmead Dr

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$899,000

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

7713 Arrowood Ct

BETHESDA, MD
$890,000

MLS#: MC10052988
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1700 Sqft, 0.47 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10051764

8308 Twin Forks Ln

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$859,000

MLS#: MC10051764
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
4150 Sqft, 0.45 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9902578

5916 Hallowing Dr

LORTON, VA
$839,000

MLS#: FX9902578
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
3720 Sqft, 6.55 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 October 18th, 2017 at 8:53am EDT.