What Is a Maisonette House?

A maisonette is a two-story apartment located inside an apartment building or a large house that is separated completely from other dwellings by a horizontal wall. Maisonettes, the French term for tiny houses, have private entrances, unlike apartment buildings, which share an entrance and hallways.

The standard maisonette floor plan includes a living room, combined kitchen and dining area on the first floor with bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. Depending on the outer structure, some maisonettes may share attic space with the other dwellings. Maisonette houses and apartments range in style and price from affordable and simple to pricey and extravagant.