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Ruoling Wang
How do you call a two-floor apartment in a bigger apartment building? I know that an apartment with two floors is called a duplex. But how do you call a two-floor apartment in a bigger apartment building? Like, there are 8 floors of a building but each apartment occupies 2 floors. The stairs are inside the apartments.Thanks to John, he said it's called a Maisonette. However, the definition of maisonette is "a flat that usually has a separate door to the outside from other flats in the same building", but what I'm looking for is more like a ... duplex room in a hotel. You get on like, the 24th floor of the building using the public stairs or elevator, then you can enter your own 2-storey home.
Aug 6, 2018 7:00 AM
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In the UK it would be a Maisonette. noun a set of rooms for living in, typically on two storeys of a larger building and having a separate entrance.
August 6, 2018
Hi Ruoling, Your mileage will vary based on location ;-). In Manhattan, a duplex apartment is exactly what you describe: a two-floor penthouse with a staircase connecting the two levels (presumably inhabited by the same people). But in other places a "duplex" is a duplex house, which means two units side by side, presumably inhabited by different people. To avoid misunderstandings, I would call it a two-storey apartment, apartment with two levels or something the like ;-).
August 6, 2018
you will have to ask the Americans because in the UK our estate agents describe apartments in the words they think will generate the highest rent.
August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018
Ruoling Wang
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