Initially, they were low-cost houses, but lately they have tended to be priced in a more expensive category – cheaper than semi-detached houses, but more expensive than terrace houses.
In Maran, a district town in the state of Pahang in Malaysia, I have designed a cul-de-sac neighbourhood right next to the town-centre.
In this layout are “quarter-detached houses” - the same concept with yet another name (sorry).
Then there are the “corner quarter detached houses”, a close relative of Frank Lloyd Wright’s quadruple house: viewed from any one driveway, you see a unit that looks like a detached house!
corner quarter-detached house
There are also “garden townhouses”, much like the quarter-detached houses, but with separate units upstairs and downstairs; and with each unit having its own garden and private car porch.
Downstairs unit, with a garden at the side
Upstairs unit with a garden and porch below
There is a variant of the garden townhouse when it is located at the corner of two streets.
More about this project later.
Those are nice homes.
I would love one here in Moscow all we have are Flats. Any single family dwelling is out of city limits.
Kuala Lumpur has the advantages of being a small city of about 4 miilion. I live in a "kampong baru"(new village) community 15 minutes from the city centre.
But I don't get to walk to work!
Can't have it all!
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