Done right, attached single-family homes can be every bit as attractive as their detached brethren, giving owners a similar sense of privacy and pride. By the mid-1990s, visionary architects and builder/developers married tightening land availability and use regulations with innovative exterior architecture and planning schemes that broke the traditional row-house mold and ushered in offset elevations, a mix of materials and forms, angled entries, and dramatic color.
Project: Trovare, Newport Coast, Calif.; Entrant/ Architect/Land planner: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.; Builder: Taylor Woodrow Homes, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Project: Johnson Street Townhomes, Portland, Ore.; Entrant/Architect:Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners, Seattle; Builders: OTKM Construction, Portland; Hoyt Street Properties, Portland
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