Semi-Detached Houses

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Category 2.0 in the Chimni Home Typology A semi-detached house, is a single family house built as one of a matching pair, joined in the middle and sharing a common central wall. Known in the UK as a ‘semi’ and as a ‘duplex’ in other parts of the world, these homes come in a wide variety of styles.

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Affectionately known as the 'Semi' When built in numbers on an estate, the Semi clearly distinguished itself from other types of houses built in the early part of the twentieth century. For what the private builder and ' most local authorities desired above all was the 'semi'; it was the 'semi' which fulfilled most popular aspirations'<ref> M. Swenarton, Homes Fit for Heroes: The Political and Architecture of Early State Housing in Britain (London, 1981), p.144.</ref> One of the core categories in our Chimni Home Typology.

When built in numbers on an estate, the semi clearly distinguished itself from other types of houses built in the early part of the twentieth century. For what the private builder and ' most local authorities desired above all was the ' Semi-Detached '; it was the 'semi' which fulfilled most popular aspirations'<ref> M. Swenarton, Homes Fit for Heroes: The Political and Architecture of Early State Housing in Britain (London, 1981), p.144.</ref>

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2.1 Victorian & Edwardian Semis - Single Story[edit]

See Detached Houses

2.2 Inter War (1920 & 1930s) Semis - Single Story[edit]

See 1920s / 1930s Semis

2.3 Post War 20c & Modern Semis - Single Story[edit]

See Detached Houses

2.4 Victorian & Edwardian Semis - 2 Story[edit]

See Detached Houses

2.5 Inter War (1920 & 1930s) Semis - 2 Story[edit]

See 1920s / 1930s Semis

2.6 Post War 20c & Modern Semis - 2 Story[edit]

See Detached Houses

2.7 Victorian & Edwardian Semis - 3-4 Story[edit]

See Detached Houses

2.8 Inter War (1920 & 1930s) Semis - 3-4 Story Story[edit]

See 1920s / 1930s Semis

2.9 Post War 20c & Modern Semis - 3-4 Story[edit]

See Detached Houses


Semi-Detached Houses In Painting[edit]

While there are many beautiful paintings which contain images of houses and homes as backdrop or context, the focus of this section of the wiki is on houses that are the subject or inspiration for the painting.

See Also In Chimni[edit]

The Chimni Home Typology


Other Interesting Web Sites[edit]

FlickrGroup: Modernist Houses Of The 1930s

https://www.architectural-review.com/rethink/typology/typology-the-semi-detached-house/8685582.article

References[edit]

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