Duplex / Townhome / Row House

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A duplex is a stand-alone structure with two units that share a common wall, but separate entrances. A townhome or row house consists of a row of similar or identical dwellings that are individually owned. Townhomes are typically closer to that of single-family home ownership, without monthly dues or Home Ownership Associations. Each type of unit shares a wall with adjacent dwellings. Townhomes are common in dense urban spaces.

Elements of design:

  • Multiple units built adjacent to one another with shared walls
  • Units typically mirror one another
  • Ownership similar to single-family dwellings
  • Common in dense urban areas

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