Articles on Pre-War Townhouses

By the Yard: Brooklyn's New Construction Townhouses

Brooklyn’s growth in popularity has been well-documented over the past few years, and over the decade or so that neighborhoods like Williamsburg have been growing, young families are starting to emerge who still appreciate the neighborhood-centric, and vaguely suburban, pace of life that’s still present in the outer borough.

Manhattan Townhouse Makeovers: Restoration or Revision?

Are most Manhattan pre-war apartments revisions or restorations?It easy to forget that when we look at a Manhattan pre-war apartment buildings, they lie to us. The majority of a historic building, including both decorative and mechanical elements, has been restored. Buildings need upkeep, and when the times comes for renovation, design choices become a question of both aesthetics and practicality. Under world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, this question is answered with his design to replace a 19th-century townhouse on 64th and Lexington with an extremely modernist facade as part of a conversion of the building to office and residential use. The Manhattan brownstone apartments are a historic record--and as residents and citizens, we are active participants in its composition. Given the choice, can and should we “modernize” the pre-war townhouse?

A Harlem Townhouse That’s Perfect for You and Your Art

Harlem townhouses provide more space for art collections

Have you ever looked at great piece of art, something that absolutely delights and captivates you, and wanted to bring it home; only to then realize that you wouldn’t have space for it in your Manhattan apartment? While we are sure that this thought must have occurred to many of you, we are also pretty sure that this feeling has come in your minds more than once! Think back on all those great artworks you liked and craved, but had to say no to them only because of the question: “Where are we going to keep it in our home?”

Manhattan Townhouse Sales on the Up and Up

Townhouses in Manhattan are Selling at Record RatesIf you are searching to buy a townhouse in Manhattan, you may be surprised to find that you’re not the only one. Recent numbers have shown a sharp spike in sales for luxury townhouses in the Manhattan area. Between the months of January and May, 69 townhouses were sold totaling up to $340.6 million dollars, increasing sales from this past year by nearly 50%. Whether looking to yield a high profit of return or just looking for a place to live, the popularity of Manhattan townhouses is clearly skyrocketing with no clear end in sight.