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About Apartments:

Residential dwellings can be built in a large variety of configurations. This summarizes some of them:

Apartment building/Apartment tower/Block of flats/Tenement/Tower block:
Several living quarters in the same building Brownstone: see Rowhouse Bungalow: One-storey house (not including optional basement) Condominium: Separate residences with some common areas - see Townhouse Cottage: Usually refers to a small country dwelling, but weavers' cottages are three-storied townhouses with the top floor reserved for the working quarters. Detached (Free Standing): Any house that is completely separated from its neighbours. Bungalow: Single story house Backsplit: Multilevel house that appears as a bungalow from the front elevation 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. Sidesplit: Multilevel house where the different levels are visible from the front elevation Link-detached: Adjacent detached properties which do not have a party wall, but which are linked by the garage(s) and so forming a single frontage. Two story Duplex: Two separate residences, usually side-by-side, but sometimes on two different floors. The former often looks like two houses put together, sharing a wall (see Semi-Detached); the latter usually appears as a townhouse, but with two different entrances. Linked: Rowhouse or semi-detached house that is linked only at the foundation. Above ground, they appear as detached houses. Linking the foundations reduces cost. Maisonette: Either a large house divided into separate dwellings each with their own entrance and having more than one floor - Or (UK usage) Any 2 story house, purpose built to have 2 front door entrances and one dwelling at ground level and one at first floor level, or a flat on two levels with internal stairs. Mansion: Very large/expensive house McMansion (1980s - 90s), Inflated suburban house with classicizing references. Manufactured Home: Mews property: A Mews is an urban stable-block that has been converted into residential properties. The houses are converted into ground floor garages with a small flat above which used to house the ostler. Patio Home: Penthouse: Refers to the top floor of multi-story building Rowhouse: also called "townhouse"; also called "terraced home": 3 or more houses in a row sharing a "party" wall with its adjacent neighbour. In New York, "Brownstones" are rowhouses. Rowhouses are typically multiple stories. If land is expensive enough to sacrifice the privacy of detached homes, it also justifies multiple stories. Semi-detached: a 2 unit rowhouse, often called a "duplex" Terraced House: Since the late 18th century is a style of housing where identical individual houses are conjoined into rows - a line of houses which abut directly on to each other built with shared party walls between dwellings whose uniform fronts and uniform height created an ensemble that was more stylish than a "rowhouse" Back to back: Terraced houses which also adjoin a second terrace to the rear. They were a common form of housing for workers during the Industrial Revolution in England. Townhouse: also called rowhouse (US). In the UK, a townhouse is a house which is often three stories tall with a garage on the ground floor: it is usually terraced. Stacked townhouse: Units are stacked on each other; units may be multilevel; all units have direct access from the outside

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