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Old Posted Oct 8, 2019, 4:12 PM
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Originally Posted by pj3000 View Post
Sounds more like a 'townhouse'... or is there even a difference?
Historically speaking a "townhouse" was the term for the city residence of a noble or wealthy family, which stood in opposition to their "country home." More broadly, historically a "townhouse" could be used to describe any attached home, while a "rowhouse" was a home that was built as part of a group of three or more simultaneously.

Personally, I tend to use "townhouse" to describe modern forms, and "rowhouse" to mean historic ones. I think this works, because we never, ever describe the modern suburban form as being rowhouses.
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