ranch house

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ranch house

A rambling one-story house, especially popular in the mid-20th century; usually designed to emphasize the horizontal aspects of the house. Typically characterized by: an asymmetrical plan; exterior wall cladding of stucco, brick, wood, or some combination thereof; a low-pitched roof with eaves having a moderate-to-wide overhang, a hipped, cross-gabled, or side-gabled roof; exposed rafters; ribbon windows, windows decorated with shutters; frequently, glass sliding doors that open onto a porch or patio at the side or rear of the house; an attached garage.
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IOWA: A powerful explosion destroyed a ranch-style house in a farming community, killing seven people and injuring six others who had gathered for a party.
The Spears live in a modern, ranch-style house in a leafy street a mile outside the rural suburb of Kentwood, Louisiana.
We lived in a split-level ranch-style house, with two maple trees and a rosebush in the front yard, outside a town that could have been named Springfield.
Salzmann, 39, lives with his wife and five children in a ranch-style house near Windsor Castle.
An architect donated plans for an attractive, 4,400-square-foot ranch-style house that has living quarters on one side and two B&B suites on the other side.
In "Mid-Century Modern Rejuvenation: Wrapping Up," show hosts Dean Johnson and Miriam Johnson put the finishing touches on their latest project --remodeling a 1950s ranch-style house in the Southwest section of the city.
35 million in early 2013 for a low-slung, 1960s ranch-style house on a landlocked 1.
For about 13 years the town has leased a ranch-style house on Route 9, at a fee of $1,500 per month, as a make-shift police station that Chief Blanchard has labeled as unsafe and lacking privacy.
A soldier, formerly loyal to Gaddafi, told the Daily Mirror how wooden crates holding the pounds 10million in vacuum packs were taken by trucks to a ranch-style house south of Tripoli months ago.
For his 2008 show at 303 Gallery, Graham presented The Gifted Amateur, Nov 10th, 1962, 2007: The artist, in pajamas, standing amid an improvised studio in the living room of a ranch-style house (newspapers scattered across the floor, paints in various bowls and other kitchen implements), spills yellow paint onto a canvas already featuring blue, green, and red pours--Morris Louis as suburban savant.
And it's a tremendous honor to be selected," said Brinkman, 67, sitting in the family room of his ranch-style house on the McKenzie Highway with his wife, Julie, and his son.