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Since when did a terraced house become a "town house"?

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I've seen new 3 storey terraces as town houses but not an old place like this.

Is it near a town?

In Scotland we have to put up with houses being called "villas" by EA's. I kid you not - and the Romans never even made it this far north.

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It a £70k house, tops. Why put a boiler in a bedroom, if that goes wrong it's good night Irene for the occupant

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believe it or not that's the better side of Ipswich, near a not awful by Ipswich standards school and the hospital. It just gets worse from there.

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What I want to know is: what on earth is a town house when its at home?? check out this offering.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33574427.html

Now, you will find these monstrosities described as a town house and there are a few of them in the area of Mitcham I live in. n They are part of housing estates and you REALLY wouldn't them buy them to live in. Trust me on that. Some of them look fine inside, quite spacious and all that, but you are still part of a not very nice estate.

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In 1999 that was a 50 grand street, and I bet it was a 30 grand street not too long before that, I wouldn't pay 70 to live there let alone 130! :angry:

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I guess we should let the jury decide..

Exhibit 1:

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Exhibit 2:

A townhouse (or townhome derived from "house in town") is the term historically used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in many other countries to describe a residence of a peer or member of the aristocracy in the capital or major city. Most such figures owned one or more country houses in which they lived for much of the year. During the social season (when major balls and drawing rooms took place), and when parliament was in session, peers and the servants moved to live in their townhouse in the capital.

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I figured that a town house was worth more than a terraced.

"Terraced" has unfortunate Coronation Street associations.

Town House sounds a bit posher. Worth a few £k extra on the price.

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Since when did a terraced house become a "town house"?

Rightmove

I've seen new 3 storey terraces as town houses but not an old place like this.

Just some daft EA's idea of making it seem more 'desirable'. Like calling a flat an apartment.

If some buyers are gullible enough to be influenced - wouldn't be altogether surprised - you can't really blame them.

There was some girl quoted in the press not long ago, objecting strongly to her block of flats (where a crime had taken place) being referred to as flats. ('These aren't flats, they're apartments.' ) :P

IIRC newbuild 'town' houses made their first appearance in the 70s.

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