What is Detached house?
A detached home typically refers to a residential structure on a specific plot of land
Different types of detached homes:
a. Bungalows: The bungalow has traditionally been a highly popular housing style given the lack of stairways with the primary living area contained on one floor. but 2 story houses now dominate the residential market in most urban areas given high land costs and the ability to maximize living area on two or more floors on the same lot size.
b. One and One-Half Story: Typically, about 60% of the total living area is contained on the first floor. From a cost perspective, this style is more cost effective than the bungalow, by providing more square footage on the same building coverage (or foot print) on the land. The one and one-half story provides a high pitched roof for additional living area. Dormers were added as the design became more popular.
c. Bungaloft: bungaloft is a bungalow with a loft on top of it! bungaloft is modern design of one and one half story. If the half story or loft is built on top of garage it is called bungaloft!
d. Two-Story: The two-story home has been the most popular design of choice during the 1980's to the present time. This plan provides an attractive blend of large living area combined with a separate level for sleeping areas. Unlike the one and one-half story, rooms on the upper level do not have the angled ceilings and can be very spacious.
e. Split Level: The split level home, a variation on the bungalow, split entrance bungalow and the two-story, attempts to provide ease of movement from one area of the home to another with minimal steps. Side and back splits can involve three or more levels of living area depending on size; Proponents point to the ease of accessing different levels (few stairs between levels). Critics argue that stairs are everywhere, thus impacting ease of movement from various levels in the house.
f. Specialty Homes: this type of homes are custom built and they special designs.
A link house is a type of house that the homes above ground seem to be detached, but they actually share a foundation. So their foundation is linked together but above ground walls are separate. Link homes are still considered under detached homes.