NYC Homes: Two Centuries of Architecture

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As America was celebrating last Friday, June 8th, the 145th would-be birthday of its most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, at we turned our attention toward what represents almost two centuries of home architecture in New York City.


A 2012 walk through the city’s most prominent historic districts — Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Heights – still unveils the brownstones and cobbled streets, a distinctive signature of prewar residential architecture. $4,150,000 was the price paid in 2007 for this single-family property at 124 Willow St., Brooklyn, which dates back to 1831. What new property can a similar price buy you in another upscale neighborhood in Brooklyn? This single-family residence at 428 Avenue S, Brooklyn, sold for $4.5M in 2004.

Click on one of the years featured in the slide below to see a property that was built in that year, and further access its report by following the link under “Property Report.”

Be sure to share this with your readers as well, by using the code embedded in this slideshow.


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5 responses to NYC Homes: Two Centuries of Architecture

  1. Fascinating, I think this demostrates why pre-war is preferred.

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