Many people wishing to become home owners are confronted with hurdles such as the search for a plot of land or finding a mortgage. Anyone opting for a semi-detached house may find it easier to overcome such obstacles.
Sharing a wall with friends, family or acquaintances often results in a major benefit when building a home: As the costs of planning and construction are shared by both parties, they are lower than for two separate detached homes.
With the GRIFFNER TOWN HOUSE line GRIFFNER Haus has confronted this challenge, coming up with new concepts for such builds. The floor plan and architecture of both halves are designed according to the preferences of the individual owner. If wished, this can result in two homes varying in terms of size and room layout and each with a different facade and style of roof depending on the building plan.
A semi-detached house also saves on valuable land. Particularly in urban environments, where plots of land are generally scarce and costly into the bargain, the space saved here can be earmarked for living space and usable area in the house or used to make the garden larger. On small plots a semi-detached house may even be the only option for building two independent homes, so offering a low-cost alternative to a detached home. A party wall will for example also help to reduce the energy costs of both families.
Thanks to its customised design a semi-detached house also offers a variety of usage options which go beyond that of the traditional home. One half can for instance be set aside as living space while the other is devoted to work. A solution for several generations, where one half is suitable for the disabled or incapacitated, is likewise possible here.
Anyone living door to door with friends or family lastly also has greater flexibility in planning their day-to-day life, ensuring a good work-life balance and getting together for shared leisure activities – for instance in the communal garden.