Friday, December 29, 2006

Brownstones in Brooklyn Heights

Brownstones or brownstone houses refer to multi-storey single-family townhouses that were built before the 1900s using reddish brown sandstones. Before the turn of the century, they were built mostly by wealthy families and therefore, contain some of the most exquisite architectural details of the era. Today, these brownstones are highly desirable in New York City. The brownstones in this photo are from a cul-de-sac in Brooklyn Heights, a very prosperous neighborhood in New York City. Each of these unit can easily cost over $4 million.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I love this architecture. During my wild and callow youth, I lived for six years in Chicago and fell in love with Brownstones then. If I had a million to spare.....

Irredento Urbanita said...

In incredible order the city always try to give us some peace. Sometimes get it.

pcfranchina said...

It’s nice to see such a peaceful part of NYC. I guess that’s why it’s so expensive.

Phil
http://nycblogspot.blogspot.com/

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Kate - when I first moved to NYC almost a decade ago and worked in Brooklyn, I dreamed about buying that brownstone with the black roof.

irredento & pcfranchina - it was surprisingly peaceful yesterday when I took the photo on my way back from the Brooklyn Museum.

Delta Movies said...

So European.

The Brownstones effectively convey the true age and history of NYC.

Gorgeous pic.