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Difference Btw Terrace Hse/semi D/bungalow

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Bungalow is one house standalone all by itself; the legal term is called "detached house". Which brings me to the next term, semi-detached, or "semi-D" for short, simply means the bungalow cut into half so becomes two houses. Real luxury bungalows are called Good Class Bungalows (GCB), which must have a MINIMUM land area of 1,400sm and above, while the bungalow itself can only be two storeys high. There is no such thing as good class semi-D, in case you wondering...

Terrace houses are a stretch of houses all joined up together, those in-between are called intermediate terrace or "inter-terrace" for short, while those at the corner of the stretch are called "corner-terrace". Inter-terrace has two faces (front & back), while corner-terrace has three faces (front, side & back). Corner terraces are usually more expensive because they have larger land and build-up areas.

If you throw a fence around the whole stretch of terrace houses (or a few stretches), they will be called "townhouses". Throw in a pool, a gym and other facilities with a security guard, then they become "cluster-houses".

There are, though very rare, "cluster-bungalows", which means a few detached houses within a fenced compound with shared facilities and a security guard. Maybe people do not like it, since they will end up looking very similar to the chalets at NSRCC...

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Bungalow is one house standalone all by itself; the legal term is called "detached house". Which brings me to the next term, semi-detached, or "semi-D" for short, simply means the bungalow cut into half so becomes two houses. Real luxury bungalows are called Good Class Bungalows (GCB), which must have a MINIMUM land area of 1,400sm and above, while the bungalow itself can only be two storeys high. There is no such thing as good class semi-D, in case you wondering...

Terrace houses are a stretch of houses all joined up together, those in-between are called intermediate terrace or "inter-terrace" for short, while those at the corner of the stretch are called "corner-terrace". Inter-terrace has two faces (front & back), while corner-terrace has three faces (front, side & back). Corner terraces are usually more expensive because they have larger land and build-up areas.

If you throw a fence around the whole stretch of terrace houses (or a few stretches), they will be called "townhouses". Throw in a pool, a gym and other facilities with a security guard, then they become "cluster-houses".

There are, though very rare, "cluster-bungalows", which means a few detached houses within a fenced compound with shared facilities and a security guard. Maybe people do not like it, since they will end up looking very similar to the chalets at NSRCC...

Thanks for the detail explanation. :yamseng:

 

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