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Old Posted Oct 13, 2019, 2:36 PM
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On the terminology... townhouse is used more often than rowhouse, but I feel like here it’s partly a question of scale and age.

The term “town house” meant an aristocratic family’s base in London, where they came to live for the social season (with the rest of the year spent at the country estate). There are townhouses in places like Belgravia and Kensington, but it would be odd to call a much smaller and newer attached Victorian rowhouse in Zone 3 a “townhouse” for historical reasons.
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