Real Estate Glossary - Home type

Detailed property glossary. Commonly used terms and phrases of international real estate as well as specialised definitions for better understanding of the Greek property market.

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Apartment building
Block of flats: a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments.
Basement apartment
An apartment located below street level, underneath another structure—usually an apartment building, but possibly a house or a business.
A bungalow is a one-story house, cottage or cabin. Bungalows are generally small in terms of square footage, but it is not uncommon to see very large bungalows. Bungalows were originally designed to provide affordable, modern housing for the working class.
Cottage house
A usually small, single story house on a farm or in the country, or on a resort and used as a vacation rental.
Detached House
Property that stands alone and has no shared walls with an adjoining property.
End of terrace house
An end of terrace house is a house situated at the end of a terrace. Like a semi-detached house, only one side of the house shares a common wall, while the other is detached.
The main residence house on a farm, or a house built with the same type of styling and located anywhere.
A flat is a living area that is self-contained with in only part of a building and share a front door. Usually, a flat is situated in a building that is split up into multiple living areas for different residents. Flats are generally the primary housing solution in inner cities and metropolitan areas, because of the obvious space saving advantages of building vertically. They are called “apartments” in American English
Gated community
A gated community (or walled community) is a form of residential community or housing estate containing strictly controlled entrances for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles, and often characterized by a closed perimeter of walls and fences.
Housing Complex
A housing complex (or sometimes housing estate or housing development) is a group of homes and other buildings built together as a single development.
A flat (or apartment) that occupies two floors of a building, and so typically has internal stairs.
A big country house with a lot of land. They are old style houses with very large and beautiful gardens.
The top floor of multi-story building
Semi-detached house
It is a house which is joined to another house on one side, or two houses joined together.
Studio Flat
Small single-room dwellings contain a kitchen, a bathroom, a sleeping area, etc., in one place, usually in a multistorey building.
Terraced House
A terrace house is a house that is situated in a long row of houses. They all usually look the same- pretty much identical structurally. Both sides of each house in the row share common walls with a neighbouring house, with the exception with the houses at each end of the terrace.
A usually single-family house of two or sometimes three stories that is usually connected to a similar house by a common sidewall.
Originally an upper-class, large country house in its own grounds, usually in a rural area or near the sea.

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