A Singapore terrace house is in the form of shop houses, which are usually two or three stories high. During the British colonial rule, terrace houses in the country were fashioned after the same style in England that same period. The designs were counterparts of its origin but were adjusted to adapt to the tropical climate. Terrace housing in the city were built specifically for commercial purposes such as shop houses. These were lined up by the highways and main roads to attract more customers. Lingnan buildings in Singapore are examples of this. Terrace houses in the suburbs had the same designs like the ones in the city but had a front yard for parking. Some houses even had a small garden at the front. Earlier models had narrower and smaller spaces but floor space eventually expanded and gotten wider.
Terrace houses in Australia are also known as town houses, which are heavily influenced by the Victorian- and Edwardian-styles. The 1800's witnessed an immediate and growing trend of it all throughout, especially in the suburbs of the country's major cities, one of which is Sydney. The rich were able to live in three to five-storeys high terrace houses while the working middle class could afford single storeys. Most of them were built with brick and stucco and the ornaments installed were made from cast iron. Some of the most beautiful and popular terrace houses in Australia include the Cypress Terrace and the Cliveden Mansions. Deemed as one of the most notable row of terrace houses, The Mansions in Brisbane reflect the Victorian style with Italian influences.
In England, where the first terrace houses were built in the 1600's, terrace houses have become a staple in its architectural wonders. Back then, only the wealthiest people can own terrace houses particularly in Belgrave Square and Carlton House Terrace but seeing it first in Grosvenor Square, which was one of the most fashionable residential addresses at the time, ignited the trend. The oldest surviving terrace houses can be found in Newington Green in London. It was not only recognized for its "age" but also for the famous residents who stayed there such as the poet Samuel Rogers and the preacher Dr. Richard Price. When the industrial revolution came, terrace housing evolved and the working class were able to buy a property of their own in the industrial districts where high density housing was also needed to accommodate more residents.