Townhouses have always been unique in the housing market and are welcomed by growing families. Families living in townhouses enjoy a feel of living in a house and pay less for the property.
1-level townhouses are ranchers or stacked-style townhouses. Ranchers feature vaulted ceilings, spacious living and dining room and generous sized bedrooms that accomodate house sized furniture. Stacked-style townhouses sit above or below other townhouses. They have settings similar to condos in which the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and balcony/patio are on the same level. Rancher townhouses are great choices for seniors.
2-levels townhouses have good layouts that maximize the settings. The living room, dining room, kitchen and yard are on the lower level; bedrooms and bathrooms are on the upper level.
2-levels-townhouse living: Enter the main floor through your private main entrance. Here is a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen and eating area, a powder room and storage. You can access the yard at the back of the house and garage at the front.
Go upstairs to the sleeping quarters, which include a master bedroom with ensuite and 2 good-sized bedrooms. There’s also a bathroom and laundry room.
3-levels townhouses feel spacious and have different zones for daily activities. Upper floor offers better views and privacy.
3-levels-townhouse living: Enter the townhouse through your private entrance and go upstairs to the main floor. Here you have a spacious living room, dining room, open kitchen with an island and a powder room for your guests.
Go upstairs to the sleeping quarters that include a master bedroom with an ensuite and 2 good sized bedrooms. There’s also a bathroom and laundry.
Go downstairs to the basement to the den/office and go to the yard through the back door. You can also access the garage and front entrance.
About management and strata fees
Most townhouse communities hire management companies that provide management and maintenance services. Townhouse owners pay monthly strata fees to cover the expenses.