To the contemporary observer, the symmetrical lines and naturalistic settings of townhouses may just be confined to pop culture, but they cast a spell nonetheless. From brick and brownstone to vinyl or limestone, townhouses can be the closest thing many neighbourhoods have to a single-family home. A phenomenon that still dominates in cities like New York and London, or even New Delhi for that matter, a townhouse is basically a multilevel residential structure that shares a wall with another unit. Associated with the noble or wealthy, a more Victorian, Austen-centric era comes to mind when one thinks of townhouses, which were conceptualised as a city residence of noblemen who would own one or more houses in the country and move to the city during the social season.
In modern times, the urban renewal of townhouses has been quite basic. The structure went through drastic transformation but the essence of it remains the same. It gives city dwellers a chance to have a taste of suburbia without having to leave the city. In India, the concept of bungalows is central to cities with ample acreage and space-starved Mumbai can only cling to the idea of apartments or flats for the idea of a family home.