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Old Posted Oct 8, 2019, 5:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
But as i just showed, some of the rowhouses in the old 19th century row have parking off the alley in back as well.

so to know if something is a "rowhouse" or a "townhouse", we first have to know if there is off-street parking off the alley in back?

and so some units in a given row can be either one or the other, based solely on the presence of parking in the back?
I think if we're going to draw a distinction between rowhouse and townhouse, then designing the house for detached parking would be the differentiator. Under that criteria, the pre-car era structures would be rowhouses, since they were designed without the automobile being considered, but the new construction houses where the garage takes up at least 20-25% of the lot would be townhouses.

I would still consider the San Francisco houses with parking underneath the house to be rowhouses, though.
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