Glossary of Different Home Styles – Part One

Tuscany Homes, a leading custom home builder in Vancouver WA, presents a glossary of different home styles. In part one of our two-part series, we are going to tell you the difference between a zero-lot-line home and a patio home.

Single-Family Home: You hear this term a lot but what does it mean? It’s basically your common, run-of-the-mill home. To get technical, it’s a single, freestanding, unattached dwelling, usually constructed on a lot larger than the structure, and the area surrounding the house is called a yard.

Zero-Lot-Line Home: This is a home built as close as possible to a property line. The home is built this way because the lot is small and the placement allows for a yard. Usually, the side of the home built close to the property line is sans windows.

Patio Home: This term most commonly refers to a single-story, single-family dwelling that is built on a lot not much bigger than itself. These homes are generally treated like condominiums and usually involve some sort of homeowners association.

Multi-Family Housing Product: This is a broad term that refers to everything from apartments to townhouses. Generally, the term refers to dwellings that share a common wall, ceiling, and/or floor.

To read part two of this series, click here.

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