mai·​son·​ette | \ ˌmā-zə-ˈnet How to pronounce maisonette (audio) , -sə- \

Definition of maisonette

1 : a small house
2 : an apartment often on two floors

Examples of maisonette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Units at 40 East End Avenue include two- to five-bedroom apartments, a maisonette and a duplex penthouse with a private roof terrace, priced from about $3 million to $25 million. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A New Tower Designed to Blend Into Yorkville," 3 May 2018 Also of note last month: The three-story maisonette owned by Tina Brown, the author and journalist, and her journalist husband, Sir Harold M. Evans, officially closed, according to public records. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Jessica Lange Among Owners Expanding Into Grander Homes," 29 June 2018 The other two units, which include a ground floor maisonette and a duplex on the third and fourth floors, are asking an estimated $14 million and $16 million, respectively, Ms. Muss said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Penthouse in Gloria Vanderbilt’s Childhood Mansion Asks $30 Million," 6 June 2018 To keep a feeling of lightness in the dining area of a Palm Beach maisonette, designer Mimi McMakin put a glass top on wicker table bases. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Charming Green Dining Room," 7 May 2014 The 2,500-square-foot apartment was originally the top floor of a maisonette that had been divided. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: An Uptown Haven That Reimagines Old New York-Style Cocktail Parties," 11 Oct. 2017 Five large condo units went on the market this week at 70 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights for prices ranging from $2.9 million for a three-bedroom second-floor unit to a $6 million triplex maisonette with a private backyard. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "New Brooklyn Condos, Straight Out of the Cinema," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of maisonette

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for maisonette

French maisonnette, from Old French, diminutive of maison house, from Latin mansion-, mansio dwelling place — more at mansion

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“Maisonette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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