Make That, “Double Skinnies”
I thought a “tall skinny” was a Starbucks drink.
Apparently, it’s also what people in Nashville call a newly-built, upper bracket home shoehorned into a narrow lot that invariably sits next to its twin — both of which were carved out of a bigger lot after the previous home was torn down.
Such homes are (also) characterized by tuck-under garages; high-end finishes (goes with upper bracket); three finished, above ground floors (not sure about a basement); and not a few locals dismayed by higher density and runaway housing prices.
Alternative Name: “Detached Townhome”
Is the phenomenon headed this direction?
At least a few local municipalities (Edina comes to mind) effectively prohibit such development, due to zoning rules that prescribe maximum house-to-lot coverage ratios.
But, the vertical floor plans and tuck-under garages definitely describe newer-vintage Twin Cities townhomes . . .
See also, “As Nashville Rapidly Expands, Residents Worry the Metropolis Is Growing Too Fast” (The Wall Street Journal; 6/18/2018); “(Sub)Divide & Conquer by Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake“; and ““Townhome Alternative,” Deciphered.”