The "relatively modest, but solid houses" are terraced detached houses. On an average this house is seven to eight meters wide, but this width could also vary between six and 14 meters. It consists of a so-called basement (souterrain), two solid shells and a top storey, mostly fully extended.

Souterrain: basement;
Hochparterre: raised ground floor;
Obergeschoß: first floor;
Küche: kitchen;
Keller: cellar;
Kinderz(immer): children's room;
Schlafz(immer): bedroom;
Wohnz(immer): living room;
Bad: bathroom;
Waschk(üche): laundry;
Balkon: balcony;
Gartenz(immer): room facing the garden;
Treppenz(immer): small room beneath the staircase that is typical for the Bremer Haus;

In the basement one finds the rooms for house-keeping. The kitchen faces the street and is situated next to the tradesman's entrance. Some steps lead down to this entrance, since the basement is one to one and a half meters below street level. The laundry and the room facing the garden, which both are on the garden side, are on the level of the garden that is lower compared to the street. This difference between the street and the garden level is due to the fact that the houses were built on quite a low foundation because of the swampy grounds. The ground floor or raised ground floor was some steps above the street level. It had two rooms, one behind the other, and a further room behind the step staircase in the front of which was a small vestibule. The arrangement of rooms in the upper floor corresponded to that of the raised ground floor, and the top story contained, if fully constructed, the children's rooms and the servants' rooms.

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