Types of Private Housing in Singapore and the Common Terms Used

1+1, 2+1, 3+1The first number refers to the total number of common and master bedrooms. The +1 refers to a smaller utility room/study room/maid’s room.

BungalowA landed property that stands alone.

MaisonetteA duplex apartment/an apartment with 2 storeys within.

CondominiumA private apartment complex that includes amenities such as pool, tennis courts, gym, spa, function rooms and other recreational facilities.

Semi-detached houseTwo landed property houses joined together with a common wall.
Terrace houseA landed house in a row of not less than 3 houses. Being in between 2 houses, it has 2 common walls.

Corner terrace houseThe landed house at the end of a row of terrace houses that normally has a larger land area compared to the other terrace house.

Cul-de-Sac HouseA landed house at the end of a large turnaround dead-end road.
Town HouseOne in a row of not less than 3 residential units having ground contact and common ownership of the land.

Cluster/Strata HouseA hybrid between conventional landed housing and condominium housing. All units have ground contact but with shared facilities similar to those found in condominiums. Cluster housing therefore have Strata Titles.

Duplex HouseA 2-storey house consisting of one residential unit on the first floor and another residential unit on the second floor sharing the same land.  The second floor unit is accessible from a staircase outside the first floor unit.

Walk-up Apartment/HouseA residential unit in a building generally 4 to 5 storeys or less.
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