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Types of Properties

FussFreeHome categorizes properties into a few generic types:

Apartment / Flat / Unit

A self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. It denotes public housing as well as luxury condominiums. An office unit in a commercial building is also classified under this category.


A flat or apartment that occupies two floors of a building that are typically connected by internal stairs. The usual layout consists of: living space, dining area and kitchen on the lower floor, and; bedrooms on the upper floor.


An apartment that occupies the highest floor of a building. Penthouses are typically differentiated from other apartments by their unique features, such as a private elevator, high ceiling, luxurious flooring and a rooftop terrace.

Detached / Bungalow / Villa

A single-family free-standing dwelling, typically with a private yard or a garden. Some may include a basement, a garage or a swimming pool.

Semi-detached House

A pair of houses sharing a party wall and usually built in such a way that each house's layout is a mirror image of its twin.

Terraced / Townhouse

A medium-density housing where a row of similar-looking houses adjoin each other by sharing side walls. Each of these houses is usually built on a small foot-print.

Cluster House

A single-family free-standing dwelling within a shared compound. Several of these form a cluster together. Cluster houses found in large complexes often have gated security, swimming pools, gyms, parks and playground.