Wordless Wednesday: Brownstones

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Real Estate Agent with The Corcoran Group
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Brownstone Townhouses

 

New Yorkers lived in Townhouses during the 19th century.

19th Century Single Family Townhouses were made of Brownstone and Limestone.

The luxury apartment building was actually invented in New York in the late 19th century. In 1890 The Dakota was the first luxury apartment building in Manhattan. By 1930, 90% percent of Manhattanites lived in apartments.

 

West 88th Street Townhouse - Park Block

 

The Townhouse Market today is very desirable as single family homes and multi-family income producing rental buildings for investors.

 

Courtesy of: Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group

 

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Rainmaker
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Michele Cadogan
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Fillmore Real Estate

 

Mitchell- I just love these stately old  grand homes-  The workmanship has withstood the test of time. 

September 14, 2011 03:13 PM
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Chris Alston
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Brownstones...  A type of structure that we do not have out here in Silicon Valley...  So when I see them, I kinda just look like a kid in a candy store...  Kinda cool!

September 14, 2011 04:02 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Maria, Thanks, Theyn do't build therm like that anymore.

Pat, Yes that is a nice apartment.

Lenar, Thanks, Bay windows are really nice.

Alexandra, The first shot is west 70's between Columbus and Amasterdam. The second shot is West 80's off Central park West.

Hi Michele, Yes, they sure do. Brooklyn has a lot of Brownstones too.

Chris, Thanks, These were built way before the computer. lol

September 14, 2011 06:23 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

BTW: the second picture is a gorgeous townhouse for sale listed with an agent in my office.

43 West 88th Street.  It's only $7,295,000.

 

 

 

September 14, 2011 06:26 PM
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Hannah Williams
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Oh Mitchell   I just love these Brownstones   My opinion has not changed .. They are my Sex in the City Townhomes   simply amazing

HelpfulHannah

September 14, 2011 06:29 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Hi Hannah,

64 Perry street, Corcoran group

The Corcoran Group just listed the house next door to Carrie Bradshaw's 'Sex and the City' townhouse.

64 Perry Street

This historic four story 20' X 48' home was built in 1866 by architect Robert Mook. It's in the West Village but she lived in a fictitious Upper East Side townhouse in the TV series.

New York Times Article about the building. Interesting history.

September 14, 2011 06:41 PM
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Kerrie La Guardia
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They are beautiful!!!  I'm rockin my Yankees jersey at work today.  They're in town and hopefully going for the sweep tonight.  I'll be there yelling at the top of my lungs!!!!

September 14, 2011 06:50 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Hey Kerrie,

You need one of these too:

Yankees Megaphone

You Go Girl! Go Yankees!

September 14, 2011 07:15 PM
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

I love brownstones - their elegance and grace are from another time and are uniquely "New York!"

September 14, 2011 11:45 PM
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Roger D. Mucci
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IMHO you can't beat a brownstone in NYC.............architecturally beautiful, love them.

September 15, 2011 06:34 AM
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors

Mitchell: These are fabulous photos of a New York icon. There are no townhomes in the world quite like New York. I will allow you and Kerrie your Yankees support. The Phillies just clinched for the fifth year in a year. Hope to see a Phillies-Yankees series. Then we will have some fun!

September 18, 2011 09:14 AM
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Yvette Chisholm
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Makes me want to go "home" to visit NYC....the architecture is fabulous.

September 18, 2011 09:52 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Hey, Mitch!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.   Have a great Sunday!

September 18, 2011 09:55 AM
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Peter Preston-Thomas
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I've only been to New York once, but I always love to hear about an see the "neighbourhoods."  Every city has them but I think New York's neighbourhoods are as distinctive and have as much character as any others you can find.

September 18, 2011 11:32 AM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Hi Ruthmarie,

I love brownstines too. My first Manhattan apartment was a fabulous limestone that was once the Gimbel family carriage house (from the department store)

September 18, 2011 03:03 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Roger, thank you, I love them too. 

Anne, Thanks, Phillies Yankee series Oh Yeah!

Yvette, Thanks, come home, I will find you a lovely brownstown ;-)

Pat, Thanks for including mei in the week in review.

Peter, Thanks for stopping by. Each neighborhood in New York is like a small town with it's own personality.

September 18, 2011 03:07 PM
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Rodney Mason
FHA 203K, USDA, VA, HomePath Renovation Specialist
Prospect Mortgage

Those are great photos.  I love walking around the city seeing all of the different neighborhoods.

September 18, 2011 07:15 PM
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Sandy Acevedo
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These are really beautiful. What an eye opener on the prices, though. What is the typical days on market?

September 19, 2011 06:24 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Stuart Florida Real Estate
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales

Thanks Mitchell, those are some gorgeous shots.  Brings back memories of my formative years in NY.

September 19, 2011 11:55 AM
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Linda K. Mayer
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Someday I'm going to NY and visit... I need to see this architechture and Macy's and Cooperstown, and...  But these pictures are beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.

And at least everyone is on the right page... Go Yankees!

September 19, 2011 06:54 PM
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