Definition of des res in English:

des res


  • A desirable residence (used as a humorous allusion to the language used in housing advertisements)

    ‘they are converting a Victorian schoolhouse into a des res’
    • ‘Inspired by the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Dreams from a Summer House tells how the members of a dysfunctional family learn to love themselves and each other at midsummer in the gardens of their mock-Tudor des res in Leatherhead.’
    • ‘It's the des res with a difference - and could be a snip at about £8,000.’
    • ‘At just 8ft by 14 ft, no toilet, and just one room, it's hardly the des res of choice for most people.’
    • ‘But the asking price for a des res with a difference in upmarket Worsley is still £225,000.’
    • ‘The course is near the upmarket urban village of Duddingston, a des res for the legal and financial elite of Edinburgh, situated at the foot of Arthur's Seat.’
    • ‘As house prices rocket, students from Marple have recreated their own des res - complete with cow dung.’
    • ‘Guided by Debbie, who previously worked at an investment management house, the couple have built up a tidy portfolio of property and they now live in a des res in the Newington area of the capital.’
    • ‘But others appear to find the low-lying land that borders the temperamental waters of the River Ouse a perfect des res.’
    • ‘Myrtle Cottage, opposite The Green at Old Milton, has every appearance of a des res.’
    • ‘Milner Field was a fantastic mansion and it was definitely the des res of its time.’
    • ‘On the open market the sumptuous des res would easily command £7,000 a week.’
    • ‘In the new comedy Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey stars as Bruce Nolan, a discontented television reporter for whom a high-profile job, a des res and a girlfriend who resembles Jennifer Aniston are simply not enough.’
    • ‘The Californian former real-estate agent can turn a seemingly impossible-to-sell property into a des res, in only seven days.’
    • ‘This delightful des res, which was built in the early 18th century by the Barlow family and has been the seat of a succession of lords of the manor, also comes with a four-car garage and tennis court.’
    • ‘Taking the corgis for walkies around Arthur's Seat, she spies giant cranes just across the street from her des res at Holyroodhouse.’
    • ‘But Mullane suggests this stylish des res could easily have ended up looking very different.’
    • ‘Joey's was once the most desired des res because it had a play centre and was very secure.’
    • ‘So yesterday the pampered pet had to be given a VIP train ride from Scotland and chauffeured to her own des res in the Yorkshire countryside.’
    • ‘On first impression, this home resembles every central belt suburban des res I've ever seen.’
    • ‘Therefore Plymouth now is the most des res around, and my flat a paradise.’


1980s: abbreviation.


des res

/dɛz ˈrɛz/