duplex house

(redirected from two-family house)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

duplex house

n
(Architecture) US and Canadian a house divided into two separate dwellings. Also called (Brit): semidetached

du′plex house′


n.
a house having separate apartments for two families, esp. a two-story house with an apartment on each floor and two separate entrances.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duplex house - a house with two units sharing a common wallduplex house - a house with two units sharing a common wall
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
Translations

duplex house

n (US) → Zweifamilienhaus nt
References in periodicals archive ?
In this context, regardless of whether renting a flat in a two-family house, staying in an apartment in a multi-story building, sharing with other expats (remember the TV series "Friends"), trying to find a semi-detached house similar to the archetypal UK-type of suburbia living or being fortunate enough to own an entire villa: You will never escape the essential issue of safety, personal as well as that of your property.
George De Stefano's "Identity Crises: Race, Sex, and Ethnicity in Italian American Cinema" provides a clear and detailed analysis of A Bronx Tale (1993), Two-Family House (2000), and a short film, Nunzio's Second Cousin (part of the series Boys Life 2,1997), from a gendered and ethnic reading, providing a brief historical background of pertinent ethnic neighborhoods present throughout the USA.
The new demonstration test house is a fully livable two-family house designed to further advance technologies in real world that will support future life by testing new technological challenges such as the mutual supply of electricity and hot water generated in the two households, non-contact recharging of an electric vehicle, electric supply from the vehicles to the home and community, and the creation of the residential space that enhances the usability of personal mobility products.
It was Pena, after all, who led journalists to the whitewashed, two-family house on a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of town where he said the woman lived with her 9-year-old son.
Attendees will learn: how a Connecticut mom with two small children turned a two-family house into a successful investment career; how to get two more hours in the day; how a CTREIA member built her rehab and multi-family business using little of her own money.
Liz Bagley and her aunt Christine Flynn, co-owners of a two-family house a block from the water in East Boston, were returning back to their family roots.
All this took place in the upstairs apartment of a two-family house in Brooklyn.
In addition, she wanted to purchase a two-family house so that she could help care for her aging parents.
Josie's family owned a two-family house in the Bronx and my family rented one of the apartments,'' Joe said.
They conclude the work by demonstrating the application of the previous material to the study of a 1906 two-family house in Buffalo NY.
I return to my home, an old two-family house on the outskirts of the city, to find my roommate hauling stacks of two-by-fours through the front door.