row house garage

Distinguished Row House Garage Doors

Parking is often a challenge for urban row house dwellers. If you have a newer home, or adjacent property, you might be able to enjoy the luxury of a garage or off-street parking. And, if you are lucky enough to have a garage, chances are, it will have a door, or a parking space gate. Below are some of the nicer garage / gate doors we’ve seen during our journeys.

Even if you can’t afford a fancy garage door, keeping the garage door you do have in good condition will have a positive effect on the general curb appeal of your row house. Don’t forget, a garage door that closes tight means you will be less likely to receive visitors like raccoons, mice or squirrels.

Row House Garage Door

Row House Garage Door

The stained wood and ironwork on this garage door is quite lovely. The front door of this row house has a coordinating design.

This is a beautiful, old world styled, garage door. The paneled style and small square windows resemble colonial doors, which are common in this area. The owners have placed a welcoming bench and flowerpot to add curb appeal.


Row House Garage Door


How to Decorate a Small Row House

I will start with a disclaimer. There are no wrong ways to decorate a row house (interior) of any size as long as the occupants can roam about freely. Safety is always first. Tripping over things and getting hurt is bad. That being said, the sky, or roof in this case, is really the limit in terms of how you want to adapt your row house to suit you.

Yellow and green, wood siding, Federal row house in Philadelphia.

However, that’s probably too obtuse to be helpful and, if you’ve arrived here, you are probably looking for some actionable suggestions. After viewing hundreds of row houses, as well as living in a rather small row house, I do have a few concepts I’ve noticed over the years.

Less is More

Obviously, the smaller your house is, the less room you have for things. If your house is feeling a little cramped, you might have to review and purge. You may have to forgo having a huge collection of whatever you like. Or, maybe just one collection instead of several. We have seen several homes with collections. But, these collections are highly curated and hold the best of the best of what the owner really loves. And, the best collections are in harmony and balanced with their domestic environments.

That brings us to a universal truth of small space living…

Keep Only What You Love

It’s so hard to part with that interesting sculpture/furniture/art/plant your aunt Gertrude got you that takes up half your living room. You sort of tolerate it because she’s your favorite aunt. You don’t want to hurt her feelings. However, although her heart was in the right place, it’s likely that Aunt Gertrude has never actually been in your house and has no idea that the sculpture/furniture/art/plant, which seemed pretty reasonable under the showroom’s 30 foot-high ceiling, takes up so much space that she can’t come to visit because the front door no longer opens for anyone larger than a very petite super model.

Believe me, she’d rather visit. Perhaps pass it along to a friend who lives in the suburbs or on a farm.

If keeping the item(s) is unavoidable, embrace the next concept for happy small spacing living…

Off-site Storage

Typically, where you have small living spaces, row houses or apartments, you will find mini-storage rental. Storage is great for things that you absolutely don’t want to part with, like holiday decorations, but that you clearly don’t need in your home all year-round. Although we manage to make-do without storage since we opted for off-street parking for our car, I would really be happy to put the following things into mini-storage:

  • Air conditioner window units (I don’t want to talk about why our central a.c. still doesn’t work, grrrr)
  • Christmas decorations
  • Off season clothes (Our local storage is near enough to visit daily if needed)
  • Room heaters (don’t ask about that either, see above)
  • Dehumidifier

I imagine swapping things from the storage unit would be like Christmas or a birthday. Probably much more exciting than just tripping over the things like we do now.

With less stuff, it’s easier to…

Keep it Clean and Tidy

There is no avoiding this. You have to really do your best to keep things clean and organized. The good news is that with a smaller space you have less stuff and less to clean. A cleaner house is more healthy (less dust and whatnot) and it promotes a calming demeanor.

Finally, a small recommendation… or two.

Utilize Things with a Dual Purpose

Beyond having things in your house that fold, collapse, roll, and generally adapt to what you need, when you need it, this is more of an approach towards everything. Look for the unintended dual use of things. Stools can be tables, for example. Or, getting a really sturdy kitchen table that can also be a place to prepare food. Buy furniture you love and use it for any/every purpose you can imagine. For example, I put my bed on risers and now it’s a good height to cut fabric on for when I turn our bedroom into a sewing studio.

Other than those suggestions, you’re on your own. As uniform as row houses tend to be on the outside, there is nothing that says the inside of your row house can’t be the most unique, most creative, most awesome house in existence.

As as side note, if you live in a historic home, do not renovate the inside to look modern. That’s really where I would draw the line. The best historic homes are ones where the inside and outside are not at odds with each other. If you want an old “looking” home with a modern interior, buy a 20th Century revival or reproduction.


RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research

A wooden row house in Brooklyn Heights, New York.Baltimore City Historic Society

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Historic House Trust – New York City

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

National Parks Service – Technical Preservation Services

New York Historical Society

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

The Bostonian Society

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Making changes to your row house is ok.

Responsible Improving: Is It Possible to Think Outside the Box?

Making changes to your row house is ok.The modification issue is really not all that easy to address which is why we haven’t really talked about breaking out of the row before now. Neighbors’ “improvements” are something people constantly have to deal with. When you’re not attached, you can mostly ignore the changes if you don’t like them. However, when you live in a row and a neighbor decides to make a personal statement and do something “unique” with their home, it can often blow up into an all-out community brawl.

You may be thinking to yourself that the answer is really straight-forward. If you live in a row, you must submit yourself to looking exactly like your neighbor or else become the neighbor who no body likes. End of story.

Well, if you are expecting us to promote cookie cutter homes, we’re going to surprise you. Row houses do not have to look the same to look great in a row. However, there are things you have to consider.

One: Consider Yourself

Before you buy your row house do yourself and your future neighbors a favor and think about what sort of person you are. If you are ok with conforming, choose a row that’s more consistent. If you are a little more expressive, look for a row that’s been altered already. Especially older row house neighborhoods can have quite a few mixed dwelling rows. If there is already a few out of the box houses in the row, no one will care what you do to your house, within reason that is.

If you are very conformist and want to live the epitome of row house life by living on a very uniform block and also will be very upset if your neighbor alters their home, make sure you check to see that the block is protected under zoning laws that keep the integrity of the block intact. This way you can let the zoning people fight the battle for you.

External features such as dormers and lintils are key aspects of certain styles. Altering them will diminish a houses character.Two: Anticipate and Get Involved

If you are in a neighborhood that’s emerging, perhaps a previously fringe neighborhood that is now undergoing gentrification and redevelopment, join the local community board or neighborhood association. Propose guidelines and rules that will keep development responsible. Become a row house advocate and get neighbors involved with their community. Row houses need protecting and a strong community is the best defender.

Three: Practice Responsible Development

If you’re going to make improvements, practice responsible development. Think of the relationship of your needs with your neighbors and with your block. Is your improvement going to make your neighbors miserable? If your neighbors know you are considering their feelings, they might be more open minded to your plans.

No matter what, you absolutely must thoroughly engineer the project. Check to make sure you are not putting the structural integrity of the row in danger. Make sure you get reputable contractors. When you share walls, you’re not just working on your house, but your neighbors as well. Make sure you have ample insurance to cover any damage to your house or others. Have open lines of communication with your closest or attached neighbors. Imagine how upset you would be if a sledgehammer plowed through your dining room wall during dinner.

The great thing about getting neighbors involved is that if you have a good relationship, often you will find all sorts of things available for loan, like ladders, paint brushes, sanders, (it’s amazing what people have) and probably some helping hands as well.

The more unique the architecture, the less change you can make without ruining the character of the block.Four: Don’t Forget Aesthetics

Aesthetics have got to be the most touchy of all topics. If you make improvements to the back of your house, you will probably have to consider less. But the front? What a can of worms! Again, the more uniform the block, the more you have to consider design and appearance. Symmetry and balance in architecture has been a theme since ancient Greece. It’s not breaking news that the human brain favors pattern and consistency. The unexpected and unbalanced makes people uneasy which is ok for some things like opera houses and modern art museums but not rows of domestic row houses. So when you’re making improvements consider materials and style.


You can get away with a lot if you make sure your improvement uses similar materials to the other houses in the row or to the historic design of the house. For example, although most Federal row houses are made out of brick, wooden clapboard siding wasn’t unheard. If you wanted to, you could probably have either on your Federal-style row house. If you want to do something different to your house structurally, such as adding another floor or enclosing a porch, use the same materials as the other houses such as a similar brick color. If you enclose your porch, use similar materials to what the house is made of. Make the additions as seamless as possible. The more they look like they were original, the better your improvement will be received.


You can change your house if you are sensitive to its place in the block. Here someone added Greek Revival features to their Federal row home without ruining the continuity.It’s important to do some research. Don’t paint your circa 1850 home in bright, neon, lime green. However, if you have a Victorian townhouse, you might be able to get away with brighter colors and some interesting paint schemes, a la Painted Lady. Don’t try to turn your Greek Revival into Art Deco. However, you may have luck turning Tudor into French Chateau if you get creative. Sometimes you do have to be sensitive to what the house is or isn’t. The more familiar you are with your house’s style, the more likely you are to make a sensible improvement and the less likely you are to inspire thoughts of “what were they thinking?” from neighbors and visitors.

Aesthetics are completely related to how uniform your block is. The more uniform, the more you should consider staying true to the block. The less uniform, well – then you can do whatever you want, within reason.

Don’t forget that you can do whatever you want inside your home, as long as it doesn’t damage the integrity of your house or your attached neighbors’ homes.

Five: A Man’s Row House is His Castle

In the end, your house is your house. Your neighbor’s house is your neighbor’s house. He can do whatever he wants with it, within the law and zoning regulations, as can you. After all is done, you might like his addition so much that you want one yourself, in which case you’ll have to swallow every bitter word you exchanged. Better to keep things civil.

The house in the middle just doesn't work. Probably replacing one that was demolished, it lacks similar materials, scale or style.The real estate agents I spoke with felt that although it tends to cause concern among neighbors, unique modifications to row houses generally don’t decrease the value of the other homes in the row. Sometimes seeing the potential can actually attract new buyers. Likewise, sometimes being able to modify your house gives you more pride in your block.

Another thing to remember is that even a strange improvement is better than a mothballed or boarded up home. It’s better to have an odd house or two and have the block be well cared for and tidy than having complete uniformity but with litter, graffiti, and dilapidation. Good landscaping, or stoop-scaping, is important too. Besides providing shade and beauty, trees can hide all sorts of strange architectural things.

To help ease fears, I’ve collected a few pictures from articles we’ve done as well as some from around Philadelphia of rows that are very consistent and those that are not. More photos will be added shortly. The pattern seems to be that newer rows, those built post 1900, seem to be more uniform than those built earlier. It might be a logical conclusion that over time, the houses are bound to be altered a little bit. Especially as houses fall apart, mid-row, the ability to build new helps preserve the row.

Renewal and Renovation on Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Behind the Georgetown house, where John and Elizabeth Edwards lived when he was an U.S. Senator, there is a quaint row of small homes. Facing a common walkway, lined with lush container gardens, 10 row homes are painted brick, in ever-so pale shades of blue, cream, green, beige and white. Shutters and traditional-styled lamps hung outside the windows create a truly enchanted block. This row, called Pomander Walk, is quite popular in the small space community and has been featured on such websites as Apartment Therapy, “DC House Tour: Polly’s Pomander Walk House.”

According to Urban Turf D.C., “one-bedroom houses [in Washington D.C.] are a rare niche product of 19th century D.C., built to house workers who needed small, cheap living options. Today, those workers have been replaced by scores of young professionals who aren’t prepared to shell out enough for a large home. Condos are the logical choice, but if given the option for a house that offers no burden of monthly fees, the opportunity may be an attractive alternative.” Philadelphia also has quite a few 18th and 19th century homes with only one or two (tiny) bedrooms. These small treasures not only preserve historic architecture but offer modest-income homeowners a chance to purchase a home in the more exclusive neighborhoods.

As with many historic dwellings, sometimes a dream house does not come in dream house condition. The homeowner is required to look under layers and layers of time to find a treasure. A good imagination, perseverance and lots of energy are prerequisites to purchase. Fortunately, a historic, brick row house is a great starting point for anyone who wants to turn a row house in the city into a cozy and welcoming home.

Caroline Legarde, who lives on Pomander Walk, purchased one of these charming two-story, circa. early 1800s, brick row homes from her great-aunt about a year ago. Her home hasn’t been updated in many years so she immediately planned a renovation that includes a new kitchen and converting the under-sized second bedroom into a spacious walk-in closet. As she progresses with her renovation, Caroline says, “my hope is to update the entire house to a contemporary urban dwelling that is inspired by its history.” During the demolition, Caroline was pleased to discover quite a few original architectural elements including the original heart pine floors, chair-rail molding, exposed ceiling beams and a rustic brick fireplace that should make it easy to realize her vision.

Before Caroline started the renovation, the kitchen was separated from the living space by a partial wall. Although the kitchen was very small, there managed to be a washing machine and hot water heater stuffed into the space, additional to normal-sized kitchen appliances. One appliance of special note was an all-in-one dishwasher, cook-top and stove stacked unit. Aesthetically, the faded yellow floral wallpaper was peeling and the floor tiles were cracked.

Currently, the space is gutted. The new area is one large, fluid space. Caroline plans on installing new cabinets and granite counter tops. Fortunately, the space has high ceilings which will allow for taller cabinets and more storage. She also wants to repair the floors and have the wood match throughout. New lighting will be installed. The huge water heater is being replaced with a tank less water heater that will be relocated to the back of the house. In order to create continuity, she plans on using a Liebherr paneled refrigerator that will match the cabinets. Finally, she is using compact appliances such as an 18″ dishwasher, to maximize the functionality of the space.

The original kitchen on Pomander Walk.

The original kitchen on Pomander Walk.

The kitchen, gutted and ready for construction.

The kitchen, gutted and ready for construction.

Caroline has graciously offered to share her experience with RowHouse and we look forward to seeing her row home as it progresses. Visit Part Two to continue learning more about Caroline’s row home.

Making Your Older Home a Little More Green

A rare example of wooden row homes from the 18th Century.

A rare example of a wooden row house from the 18th Century.

The Philadelphia Preservation Alliance offers free workshops for homeowners in Philadelphia. The workshops are a great opportunity to learn more about preserving and maintaining older and historic homes. The Alliance hosts knowledgeable speakers and offers supplemental materials for further research. A full schedule of workshops is listed on our calendar.

Sara Sweeney, an architect and owner of Eco Vision, spoke on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Wiccacoe Community Center in Queen Village, Philadelphia. She explained that residential homes are responsible for a lot of energy usage, surprisingly, even more than transportation. As energy costs rise and more homeowners become increasingly environmentally conscientious, many are looking to make their homes as efficient as possible.

Ms. Sweeney, who lives in a semi-attached house in Collingswood, New Jersey, outlined some of the steps she is taking to reduce her home’s environmental footprint. She is an expert on “greening” residences and conducts environmental audits for homeowners through her company.

When she bought her home, her first instinct was to remove the drop ceilings and wood paneling that had been installed throughout the house. However, as she progressed, she discovered that these hid additional insulation that was keeping the energy consumption of the house lower. So she put the ceilings and paneling back, replacing the outdated styles with more contemporary options. For example, dropped ceiling panels come in patterns that resemble stamped tin which offer a vintage look with the insulating properties of a dropped ceiling.

Additionally, Ms. Sweeney is attacking all the gaps in her house. She explained that if all the gaps in a typical home were combined, there would be a hole over two square feet big which is like having a window open constantly. Proper insulation makes a huge difference in the amount of heated or cooled air that escapes from a house. There are many products homeowners can use to fill spaces such as batted fiberglass insulation, expanding foam, sprayed cellulose, cotton batting or newspapers. The choice of materials used depends on budget and
type of gap and if there has to be special sensitivity to historic surfaces.

Another project Ms. Sweeney had done was to replace all the windows with double pane, vinyl replacement windows, specially treated for efficiency. Obviously, new windows are far more efficient than older, often single pane windows but replacing windows isn’t always an option in a historic house. It’s also important to consider that the space around the window can also been drafty. There should be no gaps between the window casing and the walls. Use caulk to seal any cracks. Another solution is storm windows. Typically for double hung windows,
there are options for pre-colonial windows which involve one large panel of glass, fitted into the space of the window and secured with fasteners. These offer similar protection but blend in well with the architecture. Finally, working shutters are a great way to protect your windows and block drafts and heat transfer from sun.

Aside from the windows, doors can also be very drafty. Weather stripping is a great barrier and won’t affect the appearance of an older home. Damaged and old thresholds should also be replaced to reduce gaps. Another culprit of heat escape? Mail slots. Replace with a newer one than has a two flap system that blocks drafts.

Once a house is sealed up tight, homeowners have to consider how the house will breathe in order to prevent condensation which can lead to masonry damage and mold. Ms. Sweeney suggested a small ventilation fan in a central spot in the house.

Another way to improve a home’s efficiency is to install “green” appliances and look for systems with low impact. If a row house has a flat roof, it’s a great opportunity to look into a solar water heater. A new trend in heating and cooling systems is replacing big units with smaller ones that allow the owners to control usage so that only the rooms being used are using energy. Another energy efficient appliance is an on-demand water heater which is also much smaller than traditional tank water heaters.

Besides large improvements, there are small things homeowners can do. Don’t be quick to blast the heat or air conditioning. Use curtains to block the sun in the summer and open curtains to allow the sun to warm the home in the winter. Utilize a rain barrel for collecting rainwater for watering plants. Roof run-off can also be used for a rain garden, which is a special garden with flowers and plants that work well when occasionally flooded.

Usually it’s pretty easy to tell where the drafts are but if a homeowner wants to know exactly how the energy is being used and wasted in their home, they can work with a licensed professional who conducts residential energy audits.

The cabinets were chosen to go with the period of the house. The colors are cheery and welcoming.

Updating With The Sommo’s: Part II, The Kitchen

We’re so happy that John and Doris Sommo of Middle Village, New York, have invited us back to see how they’re progressing. You may remember their bathroom remodel

The Sommo kitchen before the remodel in Middle Village, New York.

The Sommo kitchen before the remodel in Middle Village, New York.

. The next big project they’ve tackled is renovating their kitchen and dining room.

The original rooms in their home, a circa 1938, true row house, included a kitchen, basement, living room, two bedrooms and one bathroom. A previous owner built an extension to the back, giving the house a separate dining room.

The rows of Middle Village are more or less uniform which limit changes homeowners should make to the front of their home. Residents seem perfectly happy to comply so one doesn’t see many off-beat alterations to the front. However, building out from the back is a great way to gain more space, which is what was done with the Sommo house. To see such extensions, see our article on Middle Village.

We asked the Sommo’s about their recent renovation.

RowHouse Magazine:
The kitchen remodel was a long time coming. When had the kitchen been previously remodeled?

Doris: We think it was last remodeled in the early seventies. The cabinetry was in a style I remember as “Italian Mediterranean” that was popular in furniture then.

John: A long time ago.

Before the remodel, the kitchen is dark and gloomy.

Before the remodel, the kitchen is dark and gloomy.

RowHouse Magazine:
What are some things that really prompted you to change the kitchen and dining areas?

Doris: The worst thing was the laminated countertop that was blistered and leather textured on the heavily used areas. It was dark brown and mended with duct tape behind the sink where the counter had separated from the backsplash. In the dining room, there was the kind of track lighting that you screw into the ceiling and has a cord trailing along the wall into an outlet. The look was completed with mauve carpeting and vertical blinds. It was time.

John: The old kitchen was ugly.

RowHouse Magazine:
When you did your bathroom, you said that some of your inspiration came from the classic New York bathrooms of the 1920s, with subway tile and a black and white motif. What inspired your design for the kitchen and dining room?

Doris: The house was built around 1939, so we wanted a look that was somewhat traditional. We selected traditional but simple styles for cabinets and hardware. I picked the cabinet knobs because they are shaped like school house lamps from the 40’s. Bead board wood panels frame the refrigerator and the peninsula. There is chair railing around the eating nook. This was Joe’s, our contractor, suggestion. He says you should strive to make a renovation look like it was always a part of the house. He also put old fashioned trim around the door frames.

The lighting is better here but still gloomy and dated.

The lighting is better here but still gloomy and dated.

But the kitchen also had to look like it belonged in New York. So, we have a lot of grays and stainless steel and a commercial style range and hood. The floor is the color of a city sidewalk. And we bought diner-style dishes from Fishes Eddy. The dishes are really plain, but it’s amazing how good food looks on them.

John: I wanted to make my wife happy. Also, the kitchen had to go with the Tiffany style lamp we bought in Philadelphia.

Doris: The walls are yellow to go with the lamp.

RowHouse Magazine:
You continue to create spaces that are neither overwhelmingly feminine nor masculine. Who got to influence what items or was everything chosen with equal respect to personal tastes?

Doris: We really did select everything together. Our tastes are similar, but John likes good strong colors, not beige, while I tend toward soft neutrals (like beige). We made countless trips to numerous tile and stone stores. We brought home samples and lined them up on the floor. We thought our heads would explode with the choices available. We selected black (bold, strong) granite for the counter and tiles in medium gray (neutral) shades for the backsplash. The backsplash was the last thing, and the hardest to get right. But Adrianna from Parma Tile helped get us through. In the end it all came together beautifully.

The cabinets were chosen to go with the period of the house. The colors are cheery and welcoming.

The cabinets were chosen to go with the period of the house. The colors are cheery and welcoming.

The layout of the kitchen and the appliances were immediate agreements. We both love to cook, so we need adequate prep space for two and a really good stove.

John: We are pretty much equal in this respect.

RowHouse Magazine:
These days’ people are looking for ways to creatively save money with their projects. In what areas did you decide to be thrifty and, likewise, in what areas did you decide to splurge?

Doris: We briefly considered just replacing the countertop and re-facing the cabinets. But we love this neighborhood and plan to stay in the house, so went for a kitchen that we would really love. We kept the range and the refrigerator in the same location. The sink was moved a few feet, into the corner. That saved a little bit, but opening up the wall into the dining room added on to the construction costs. It was worth it – the house looks twice as big now. I wanted to make sure we got very high quality range hood and good venting to the outdoors. We are serious cooks, and you don’t want the whole house to smell like garlic.

The granite is also a luxury item, but the stone is really beautiful. We found a slab that looks like black pebbles at the bottom of a stream. The nice thing about having a small kitchen is that sometimes you can spend a little more for something because you don’t need as much of it.

A corner sink maximizes space.

A corner sink maximizes space.

John: We splurged.

RowHouse Magazine:
A really big trend in kitchen and dining room renovation is to break down walls and create an open space rather than have two distinct rooms. In your old layout, the rooms were separated by a wall and relatively small doorway. After the remodel it is just amazing by how much the flow has improved. What things did you consider as you opened your space up?

Doris: The dining room was built as an addition to the house and it looked like an afterthought. It was separated from the kitchen by a narrow 30 inch doorway. I have seen similar houses in this neighborhood where the entire wall between the dining room and kitchen was removed. It looks spacious, but sacrifices too much counter space in the kitchen. When you have a small house you don’t have much wall space to begin with. If you take out too much, you have nothing left to put your cabinets on. As a compromise, the space above counter height is wide open, but the space at counter height and below is only open 34 inches. (See the photo.) So we have cabinets and granite counter running from the kitchen into the dining room, where it is used as a serving area. Visually there is all this open space, but in practical terms, we have an additional 5 foot of counter and cabinets in the passage.

The French door refrigerator completes the optimal work triangle.

The French door refrigerator completes the optimal work triangle.

Our guests love to hang out here. This is also where John carves the turkey and the roast beef. It really brings the dining room into the rest of the house. The floor in the dining room is laid with the same gray tile as the kitchen, so one space flows into the other.

John: I was concerned that the wall might collapse.

RowHouse Magazine:
You got to really give your new kitchen and dining room a proper workout with a full house for Thanksgiving. What is your favorite part about your new kitchen and dining room?

The automatic ice-maker and the extra counter space really come in handy when you have a crowd.

When it’s just the two of us, we have discovered that eating in is more fun than dining out.

More information

Contractor: J&J Custom Interiors, Inc. (New York) – 718.747.0961

Cabinets: KraftMaid from Home Depo Expo

Kitchen Design: Susan McLaughlin from Home Depot Expo

Backsplash: Parma Tile

Floor Tile: Tiles Unlimited

Countertop: Green Ice Granite from Renaissance Marble

Appliances: GE Cafe range and dishwasher. GE Profile

Appliances: Broan range hood

A more open look into the dining room with additional workspace peninsula that ties the two areas together.

A more open look into the dining room with additional works pace peninsula that ties the two areas together.