Types of houses
14th sep 2013
Types of Houses
There are hundreds of different styles of homes
and we use different names for the same type of
homes. For example, is there a difference
between a bungalow or ranch style? And a row
house or townhouse? Here are definitions for
some of the more common architectural styles.
sometimes referred to as single detached
home, contains one dwelling unit, and, is not
attached to any other building.
one of two dwellings, attached by a
common wall, that is located within
A long row of houses, often narrow, attached
units with a common wall. They usually look the
Block of flats
Is a large building devided in to flats where all
the flats share a front door.
A one-story house with a low-pitched
roof. containing small rooms. It does not
have any stair ,Traditionally small, but
today it can be quite large.
Cape Cod (cottage)house
Acottage is a small house ,usually in the
countryside .It have one and a half storeys.top
floor is much smaller than the ground floor.
with centred front door.
contemporary, triangular-shaped home with
its roof extending down toward the ground on
both sides. Often they may have many larger
windows on the front and back elevation.
They are popular as vacation cottages.
one of two dwellings, one above
the other, in one building.
a simple, distinctive, characterized by a
flat front and steeply sloped back roof
that often includes a fireplace.
a two-story, square box, design often
having a front porch.
typically, these impressive homes are made
from brick or stone, having rounded turrets
and arched entranceways.
these homes are covered with dark
coloured wooden shingles. include
steeply pitched roofs and porches.
typical house include a wide porch on
three or four sides, a hip roof, and
many doors and windows for cross
There are many types of houses and each
one characterized by special character and
each one have different function, material
and style.and made according to a specific