Uncovering 215 Years of Home Architecture in NYC [Slideshow]

By revamping one of our older research project, our friends at RENTCafé have crafted a cool slideshow of the evolution of home architecture in NYC over the last 215 years. They’ve captured snapshots of beautiful homes via Google Maps Street View and crunched interesting property data from our property reports.
If you’re not the walking type of person, we invite you to embark on a virtual architectural tour which is pretty amazing, given the time span it covers.

Use the arrows to swipe between years, and click on any addresses to see the corresponding Property Shark report page for each house

You are free to use the code below to embed the slideshow on your website, by giving credit to RENTCafé:

One of the iconic images of New York City is, without a doubt, the skyscraper. That’s why when talking about the city’s residential architecture high-rise buildings are probably what many people would think about, rather than traditional house design.

However, it’s the traditional NYC home which has written several pages of the city’s history. As you’ve probably noticed by walking on the streets of your own neighborhood, there’s a plethora of architecturally distinct single-family residences out there, designed throughout the decades by visionary architects. Nevertheless, if you’d like to take a look at some of the most exquisite examples of 1800s and 1900s Federalist, Italianate, Tudor Revival, or Colonial style homes, begin with some of the most historical neighborhoods. Brooklyn Heights, Astoria, Greenwich Village, and several others are a good starting point.

Nicky Iudean

Nicky Iudean

Nicky is a Senior Communications Specialist for RENTCafé.com, where she researches and writes about real estate, interior design, and all things that spark renters’ interests. She is also your go-to person for content collaborations. Nicky double majored in Marketing and Applied Economics and holds a master's degree in Marketing Strategies and Policies. You can reach her via email at [email protected].

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