Real Estate Encyclopedia, terms -Townhouse


A residential compound of two or three-storey buildings with separate entrances for each family.  
Each house in the compound shares a common wall with neighbors.

The townhouse is a harmonious combination of city apartments and country cottages. On one hand, the common infrastructure creates a perfect opportunity to get to know the neighbors. And on the other – a spacious private zone away from the crowded city life. 

Usually, the first floor of a townhouse includes a kitchen, a dining room and a living room. The upper floor includes bedrooms and bathrooms.

Earlier townhouses used to mostly represent the structures of American cities, however today, townhouses are becoming popular in the post-Soviet states. Building these blocked houses is actually more cost-effective than typical cottage/private house villages. Townhouses are built in a shorter time, completing the residential territory faster. The cost per square meter in a townhouse is lower than in an individual private house.

Residents of townhouses usually do not conduct economic activities on their land: growing commercial crops and starting commercial farms is not allowed. The small area around the residence is, as a rule, used for lawns, flower beds and barbecue.

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