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A townhouse is a residence that many find combines the best amenities of a
single–family home and a condominium. By definition, a townhouse is a home that
is attached to adjacent houses, which sits upon land that you own.
THE MODERN TOWNHOUSE will look at three types of town house projects that are
increasingly popular in urban areas and close–in suburbia:
1) Renovation of existing town houses. This is a particularly popular
activity in older, urban neighborhoods undergoing re–gentrification. Eighteenth
and nineteenth century "shells" long in disrepair, are being gutted and totally
2) Vacant lots, primarily in the inner cities, but also in close–in suburban
neighborhoods where zoning restricts high rise housing, are being filled with
four or five town houses that are built perpendicular to the street, usually in
neighborhoods where the lot size would normally accommodate only one, detached
house. This activity is in response to the increasing demand for urban housing
where high land prices mandate multifamily housing solutions.
3) New, one–off townhouses, that are found primarily in wealthier
neighborhoods where the high land cost can be recovered with a single, luxury
The book will be divided into these three categories and feature project from
around the country including Baltimore, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, and in
smaller metropolitan areas.