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List of House Types
  List of house types (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).Here is a list of dwellings in the U K and in the USA. Click on the appropriate words to seethem and for more details.Residential dwellings can be built in a large variety of configurations. A basic division isbetween the house/single-family homeand the flat/apartment, but there are also many subdivisions, listed below. Houses  Colonial house : a traditional style house in the United States  Cottage : Usually refers to a small two-storied country dwelling, butweavers' cottagesarethree-storied townhouses with the top floor reserved for the working quarters.  Detached : Any house that is completely separated from its neighbours. o Bungalow : Single story house (not including optional basement) o Backsplit : Multilevel house that appears as a bungalow from the front elevation o Frontsplit : Multilevel house that appears as a two story house in front and a bungalow in the back. It is the opposite of a backsplit and is a rare configuration. o Sidesplit : Multilevel house where the different levels are visible from the frontelevation o Link-detached : Adjacent detached properties which do not have a party wall, butwhich are linked by the garage(s) and so forming a single frontage. o prefabA house where the main structure is prefabricated (common after the secondworld war). o Ranch : Single story house, usually with garage and basement.  Farmhouse : Building serving as the main residence on afarm.  Linked : Rowhouse or semi-detached house that is linked only at the foundation. Aboveground, they appear as detached houses. Linking the foundations reduces cost.  Mansion : Very large/expensive house  Manufactured Home  Mewsproperty : A Mews is anurbanstable-block that has been converted into residential  properties. The houses are converted into ground floor garages with a small flat above whichused to house theostler .  Rowhouse : (USA); also called terraced home (USA); also called townhouse ; : 3 or more houses in a row sharing a party wall with its adjacent neighbour. InNew York ,  Brownstones are rowhouses. Rowhouses are typically multiple stories. The termtownhouse is currently coming into wider use in the UK, but terraced house (not terracedhome ) is more common.  Semi-detached : two houses joined together, often called a duplex in the USA.  TerracedHouse : Since the late18th centuryis a style of housing where (generally)identical individual houses are conjoined into rows - a line of houses which abut directly onto each other built with shared party walls between dwellings whose uniform fronts anduniform height created an ensemble that was more stylish than a rowhouse . However thisis also the UK term for a rowhouse regardless of whether the houses are identical or not. o Back-to-back  : Terraced houses which also adjoin a second terrace to the rear. Theywere a common form of housing for workers during theIndustrial RevolutioninEngland.  Townhouse : also called rowhouse (US). In the UK, a townhouse is a traditional term for anupper class house in London (in contrast withcountry house   ), and is now coming into use a  a term for new terraced houses, which are often three stories tall with a garage on the groundfloor. Flats / Apartments  Apartment building : a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more)apartments.  Apartment tower , Block of flats or  Tower block  : a high-rise apartment building  Condominium : Separate residences with some common areas (see townhouse ).  Duplex : Two separateresidences, usually side-by-side, but sometimes on two differentfloors. The former often looks like twohousesput together, sharing a wall (see semi-detached  ); the latter usually appears as a townhouse, but with two different entrances.  Garden Apartment : a building style usually characterized by two story, semi-detached buildings, each floor being a separate apartment.  Maisonette : an apartment / flat on two levels with internal stairs, or which has its ownentrance at street level. Less used in the UK now that the term apartment is migrating intoBritish English.  Penthouse : Refers to the top floor of multi-story building  Tenement a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments(i.e. an apartment building). In the United States the connotation implies a run-down or  poorly-cared-for building.  Loft or  Warehouse conversion : Trendy flats inhabited bybourgeois bohemianafter gentrificationof an industrial area  Garage-Apartment:An apartment over a garage; if the garage is attached, the apartment willhave a separate entrance from the main house.  Garalow: a portmateau word garage+bungalow; similar to a garage-apartment, but with theapartment and garage at the same level.  Mother-in-Law Apartment: Small apartment either at the back or on an upper level of themain house, usually with a separate entrance.
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