Originally Posted by Razqal
first off, taiwanese are very pro-american more than other english-speaking countries and always conform to american culture and american english language. second off, in new york we call them brownstones like in manhattan; other places in ny we call them townhouse. i've never heard of people call them row house in new york. third off, nobody cares about new jersey.
i don't like this notion that Taiwan is always pro-american, and they definitely do NOT comform to American Culture. In my most recent trip to Taipei, I realized that the coolest thing amongst young people is kpop, followed by jpop and domestic music. the days where everything american was considered 'cool' has long since passed, and this pan-asian youth culture can be seen anywhere along the pacific rim.
Townhouses is a uniquely californian term, to describe a type of architecture that only exists in california. Townhouses are conjoined homes that represent usually just 2-3 units almost always split vertically in half, so each side has two floors. visually they look like one giant home split in half.
In San Francisco, we have row houses where each house is indivdually styled but attached to the house next to it.
Brownstones are usually 5 floor walk-ups that consists of a number of condos on each floor, and the building themselves do not look like houses, but large blocks.
It seems like the pictures above are Californian Townhouses.