Double Houses

Houses with separate dwelling units for two individual families placed side by side and separated horizontally by party walls. When the units are set one above the other use "duplex houses.".

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double houses American English
double house American English
double dwellings American English
duplexes, horizontal American English
dwellings, double American English
dwellings, semi-detached American English
horizontal duplexes American English
houses, double American English
houses, semidetached American English
houses, two-family American English
semi-detached dwellings American English
semidetached houses American English
two-family houses American English
cottages, double British English
detached houses, semi British English
double cottages British English
houses, semi-detached British English
houses, semi detached British English
semi-detached houses British English
semi detached houses British English
tweegezinswoningen Dutch
tweegezinswoning Dutch
tweelinghuis Dutch
tweelinghuizen Dutch
casas pareadas Spanish
casa pareada Spanish
casa bifamiliar Spanish

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Houses with separate dwelling units for two individual families placed side by side and separated horizontally by party walls. When the units are set one above the other use "duplex houses."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005722. The J. Paul Getty Trust.