A whimsical trio at 13-17 West 131st Street: abstracted Queen Anne details create architectural “faces” at the upper levels overlooking the sedate brownstones opposite.
15 and 17 East 128th Street are a charming pair of neighbors, with the former’s Italianate detailing a catalogue of Neo-Grec effects and the latter surviving as one of New York’s earliest surviving houses in the French Second Empire style.
2069 Fifth Avenue is a striking terra-cotta clad townhouse that brings a burst of cranky Victorian exuberance to the neighborhood. The dentilated brickwork of the off-center pediment is particularly eye-catching.
The townhouses that line 12-24 West 120th Street were probably erected as a speculative development. Built with red brick and brownstone trim, the style is an eclectic mixture of Neo-Grec and Queen Anne details.
An attractive row of townhouses that fills the block between 117th and 118th Streets, 1441-1459 Fifth Avenue are the first such buildings developed on Fifth Avenue since the early 20th century. A mix of simple Italianate and Greek Revival influences, they are one of several similar developments in the neighborhood, particularly those blocks between Park… Continue reading