With its low stoop, center stair, intimate scale and rounded forms, Anglo-Italianate is a quaint and feminine building type.
This throwback building style re-introduced Americans to the architectural designs and lifestyles of the Founding Fathers. And we have a series of surprisingly rich examples of Colonial Revival buildings right here in Brooklyn.
We have a number of gorgeous and massive Beaux-Arts structures right here in our fair borough. The big, opulent style was perfect for public buildings in Gilded Age Brooklyn.
Confident, rugged and ostentatious — this architectural style was adored by Victorian robber barons and captains of industry. But Romanesque design also made its way into the row houses of our brownstone neighborhoods.
Neo-Grec was a highly influential architectural style when it hit Brooklyn's streets in the height of the brownstone era. Its simple lines and Greek influence was in many ways a reaction against the prevailing Italian-inspired architecture of the time.
Symmetry, leafy brackets and over-the-top ornament are just a few of the facets of this Italian-inspired style — the classic look of Brooklyn brownstones.
The Aesthetic Movement was one of the most important social movements of the late 19th century. In Brooklyn, we see its influences everywhere -- both on the exteriors and interiors of our period homes and buildings.
Iridescent jewel-tones, warm woods, patterned parquet floors, and marquetry furniture, Japanese-influenced patterns on walls and dishes, butterflies, peacocks and ginkgo leaves on many surfaces, and yards of velvet and other rich fabrics, the Eastern inspired, yet futuristic designs of Christopher Dresser, and the nature inspired patterns of William Morris.