This building type consists of a series of small, detached structures, providing multiple units arranged to define a shared court that is typically perpendicular to the street. The shared court takes the place of a private rear yard and is an important community-enhancing element.
Idealized specifications take the best characteristics of this type and update them for today’s typical building standards, serving as a model for new development.
17,600 sq. ft.
Number of Units
Typical Unit Size
840 sq. ft.
1.8 per unit
1 per unit max.
Rear (main building)
Between Main and Accessory Buildings
Height (to eave)
The following example(s) show this housing type documented as real-world examples as they exist today. NOTE: Documented examples may be not be up to today’s local building code standards. See the Idealized tab for up-to-date specifications in line with modern building standards.