single house

single house

A house having a long plan that is only one room wide, with the narrow end of the house facing the street; the entrance from the street is up a short flight of stairs to the long open porch (sometimes called a piazza) that extends along one side of the house and provides entry into the individual rooms; for example, see Charleston house.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They went on travelling for two days through a great forest, without food or drink, and without coming across a single house, and every night they had to climb up into the trees through fear of the wild beasts that were in the wood.
He had been sorely disappointed with the poor little village of the blacks, hidden away in his own jungle, and with not a single house as large as his own cabin upon the distant beach.
Apparently the single house, and possibly even the household, had vanished.
Only in that single house, which stood opposite that in which the learned foreigner lived, it was quite still; and yet some one lived there, for there stood flowers in the balcony--they grew so well in the sun's heat!
You haven't planted one tree nor built a single house."
As a matter of fact there was just a little uncertainty as to whether there was a single house left; for the agent had taken so many people to see them, and for all he knew the company might have parted with the last.
I had not seen a single house anywhere near; there did not seem to be any human habitation for miles; and now as darkness fell denser over the land I couldn't see the glimmer of a single light.
Therefore, the applicant has instead submitted a revised application for a single house on the remaining smaller northern section of the location.
Authorities call on Arys residents not to worry about quality of restoration works AKIPRESS.COM - The First Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Kairbek Uskenbayev promised the explosion-affected residents of Arys that no single house and family in the city will be ignored, InformBureau reports.
Plans to build a single house next to a former Grade II listed pub in Ironbridge have been turned down.
Meanwhile, Roger Leigh has submitted plans for a single house and garage on a site adjacent to the Balnacoil Apartments on Rhu-nahaven Road.

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