A house intended to be occupied as a residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other building.(noun)
Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)
Use "dwelling house" in a sentence
"A short time after I sold all my possessions at Stonington, consisting of a pretty piece of land and one dwelling house thereon, and went to reside at Long-Island."
"On ye other side the dwelling house wch is severall steps up it – Gravell walkes full of flowers and greens and a box hedge Cut finely with Little trees, some Cut round, and another hedge of strip'd holly Cut Even and some of Lawrell Cut Even Likewise."
"Compared to them the dwelling house really sankto the level of an insignificant object of secondary importance."