Double Doors on an Italianate Double-House

Double-houses (also called duplexes, twins, and other terms) are separately owned houses that share a common wall and unified façade design, often with mirror image plans. Built in virtually every popular style since the Colonial period, that are particularly common in Eastern urban areas.
Because they are typically owned separately, historic double-houses often have had changes to one side or the other that leave them less perfectly matched than they were originally. That is not the case for these entries, which still match nicely.

Italianate is one of 25 styles described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. Understanding the style, or styles, of a house will help you identify which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.
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