For these open house picks, we have a spectrum of period homes in a range of conditions, all with impressive original details.
When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence panels on the low end to custom Ipe horizontal fencing on the high end.
Established by immigrant associations in the Sunset Park area in the early 20th century, original Finnish co-ops are generally modest and relatively affordable affairs.
One of the owners of a mid-19th century row house on a coveted landmarked block is “a history buff who loves the architecture of London and had a very specific vision of the kind of Anglo-New York townhouse she wanted,” said Josh Lekwa of Gowanus-based Elizabeth Roberts Architects (ERA), who served as Project Manager on a two-year renovation of the long-neglected four-story building. “It involved a lot of research of historic molding designs.”
This picturesque Tudor style manse is surrounded by acres of carefully designed gardens and has been in the same family since it was completed in 1932.
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