The Townhouse, an elegant dwelling once imagined solely as a pied-à-terre for the rural nobility, no longer requires proximity to the king, the court and castle. High city land prices inspired verticality as well as upscale fittings and finishes.
Fast forward to the Industrial Age, when urban developers found vast cost efficiencies in rapid, less expensive construction of townhouses for the upwardly mobile. Their legacy? The million-dollar rowhouses, mews cottages, and planned garden communities of the 21st century.
In this Luxury Defined edition, we spotlight a collection of townhouses in cities far and wide. Consider a Georgian terrace in the Fair City of Dublin, a classic canal house in old Amsterdam, or perhaps, an Upper East Side townhouse in New York City. The townhouse is here to stay.