There is a long history of urban living in America. In Colonial times, row houses and stately mansions lined the streets of Philadelphia and New York; Boston developed double-deckers; Charleston invented the single house. But for decades after WWII, the suburban detached house dominated the American landscape and city living went into decline. Today that trend seems to be reversing somewhat, as millennials and aging baby boomers alike, tired of increasing commuting times and looking for more active social lives, are revitalizing our cities once again in a wide variety of urban homes.
It’s time to re-visit the urban house.