A single family attached dwelling unit with party walls; usually an individual unit in a series of five to ten houses, with common walls between the units and side yards on the end units only; may have one to three stories and all necessary facilities and amenities.
Detached or attached housing forming part of a cluster of homes sharing some common grounds. Normally has own private entrance and private areas. Can be single or multi storey. Single story buildings are often called villas.
A residential unit connected to other similar units. Describes a style of architecture, with title to the unit and its lot vested in the individual buyer with an undivided interest in the common areas.
4 to 6 story buildings built in the 1800's through the early 1900's. These can be single family houses or can have been converted over the years into multiple apartments. As a single family home, a townhouse or brownstone offers buyers privacy and the ability to purchase without the cooperative board process. Some apartments in townhouses can have grand living spaces and, therefore, will be quite expensive. Generally, these buildings afford more "charm" with features such as gardens, fireplaces, beautiful floors and ornamental wood moldings. In almost all cases these buildings will not have a doorman. One to six floors. No doorman. Built in the early 1900s as single family homes and many were converted during World War II to create multiple apartments (3-10 units per building). Brownstones have "charm". Square footage is generally less than in a doorman building. Mansions are wider, typically more luxurious and sometimes, with a small elevator.
Also known as a row house, generally refers to a type of dwelling having two floors, with the living area and kitchen on the first floor, and the bedrooms on the second. Town houses share a common wall between units.
A form of ownership in real property similar to a condominium or cooperative. Generally, a series of residential units which share common walls with the adjacent units, but stand on individual lots. Owners have title to the unit and lot that they occupy. The common areas and the building exteriors are owned jointly.
An architectural type of construction; a row house on a small lot that has exterior limits common to other similar units; title to the unit and its lot is vested in the individual owner with a fractional interest in common areas.
Architectural term for a two or more story unit with no units above or below, but with one or more shared walls. Ownership may be in the form of condominium, planned unit development or stock cooperative.
Attached single-family houses on individual tax lots. Townhouses share a common wall with one adjacent unit. Alleys in the rear of the lots provide vehicular access to Townhouses. Front driveways and street facing garages are prohibited.
A row house on a small lot which has exterior limits common to other similar units. Title to the unit and its lot is vested in the individual buyers with a fractional interest in the common areas, if any.
This type of structure was pre-eminent in the 1900s and up through the 1930s. The townhouse was primarily built as private residences for its occupants with one family owning and occupying the entire structure. These structures were usually built in groups and were commonly referred to as row houses. They were built four to five stories high and enjoyed many common design elements. Typically, the houses were built with an English basement level (slightly below street grade) which housed the kitchen at the front of the building underneath the building stoop (or stairs) and was entered via a service entrance. At the rear of the first level was usually a dining room leading to the private garden. The second level, commonly referred to as the parlor floor, was the garden floor and used for entertaining. Visitors entered the townhouse via the steps leading to this floor.
A dwelling unit, generally having two or more floors plus a garage and is attached to other similar units via party walls. Such dwellings are typically found in condominiums and cooperatives or as part of a planned unit development.
Historically in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in many other countries, a townhouse (or a "house in town") was a residence of a peer or member of the aristocracy in the capital or major city. Most such figures owned one or more country houses in which they lived for much of the year. However during the Social Season (when major balls and drawing rooms took place), and when parliament was in session, peers and the servants moved to live in their townhouse in the capital.