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Living in a Rowhouse

Whether built in 1890 in Georgetown or in 1990 in Gaithersburg, rowhouses present challenges: little natural light, a paucity of storage and vexing foot-traffic patterns. We step into some local rowhouses to see what problems they had and how the homeowners solved them.

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Article | You can call them townhouses or townhomes. In my 19th-century Washington neighborhood, we like to think of them as historic rowhouses. By whatever name, the rhythmic repetition of their facades can define an entire city block, or even a suburban neighborhood.

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