The Lasting Appeal of New York’s Brownstones

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To own a spacious property anywhere in the densely-packed boroughs of New York City is a feat; to own an authentic brownstone is a true New York achievement. These buildings are iconic landmarks that preserve the social, cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of the city, and in doing so, they’re inimitable.

Some people may use “brownstone” as a shorthand for any of the city’s historic townhouses or row houses, but the term has its roots in a very particular style.

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