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tract house

One of numerous houses of similar or complementary design constructed on a tract of land.

tract housing n.

tract′ house`

a house forming part of a real-estate development, usu. having a plan and appearance common to some or all of the houses in the development.
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Noun1.tract house - one of many houses of similar design constructed together on a tract of landtract house - one of many houses of similar design constructed together on a tract of land
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
tract housing - housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land
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Now it's the locals that are incredulous to think that anything can grow in this dry, desolate region other than casinos and tract houses.
Developers building tract houses often ignore that approach and wind up creating structures that consume more energy because they are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, Freed said.
This from one of the top real estate agents in the Santa Clarita Valley, where the boom during the first half of the decade saw prices for tract houses push toward the seven-figure mark before crashing to half that.
At a time when most tract houses were traditionally styled in clapboard or stucco--and not designed by architects--the Eichler stood out.
It's a land of fruit groves, gorgeous beaches, and tract houses in planned suburbs carved out of rolling hills.
Dunsten adds that boomers don't want to live in tract houses or cookie-cutter communities, and they have a sense of adventure and strong motivation to seek a better quality of life.
For Ruscha and Graham, it was the set of parking lots or swimming pools, or the one-after-the-other serial order of the barrack-like suburban tract houses, that was crucial rather than the particular details of the stock architecture.
They are being dozed and chainsawed into oblivion--making way for roads, tract houses, and fast-food joints.
Cookie-cutter tract houses endless shopping malls lives centered on cars and suntans and MTV-these are not necessarily the ideal expressions of the human spirit.
As new suburban communities spread across vast areas of available open space, auto mobility exerted a profound influence on the design of neighborhoods and individual buildings, as evidenced by the proliferation of tract houses, strip malls, and drive-in theaters.