Hi-Rise- A tall building with many stories consisting of many individual units. Ownership is either co-operative, a condominium or it can be a rental.
Townhouses - Also known as Row Houses, or Attached Houses. Two
to three story homes sharing common walls with neighboring houses on either
side. Depending on the entire complex, ownership can be fee simple, co-operative
or condominium. Each unit has its own entrance.
Bi-Level Style - A two story home with lower level usually consisting
of a recreational area and one or two bedrooms. The upper level has a
living room, dining room, kitchen and the remainder of bedrooms.
Colonial Style - A two or three story home. The living area,
including the kitchen, dining room, living room, etc. is located on the
main level. Most or all of the bedrooms are on the upper level. There
are many variations in style and size.
Cape Cod Style - A one and a half story home. The first floor
has a kitchen, living room, dining room, and one or more bedrooms. The
second floor has space to expand into more bedrooms.
Brownstone - Usually four or five story homes covering entire
city blocks. They have common side walls with their neighbors on either
Garden Style Units - Apartment style units, either rental or
condominium. The building is usually two or three stories high with each
floor containing approximately four units. All units in each building
share a common entrance.
Split-Level Style - A house with different levels, none of which
are a complete story higher than another. The ground level usually has
a recreation area. The middle level has the kitchen, dining room, and
living room. the upper level consists of the bedrooms. Styles include
"side-to-side" splits and "front to back" splits.
Ranch Style - A one story home with many variations in style
Bungalow - A small, one story house that usually has an open
air enclosed front porch.