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|A detached house, a free-standing residential building usually housing a single family.|
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A detached house is a free-standing residential building usually housing a single family.
Known as a single-family home in the United States, a single-detached dwelling in Canada, a separate house in New Zealand and Maison individuelle in France.
Distinction from building=house
A detached house is a subset of a house where it is not connected to other houses. Tagging a detached with building=house is generally seen as acceptable because it is a more general term, so it is a valid tag. Depending on the location, a building=house may be detached from other surrounding buildings and may contain multiple residences within, whereas there may be more of an assumption of a single residence within a detached house.