Tag Archives: Italianate

Italianate Investment in NoLibs 619K

I THINK WE’D CALL THIS PAIR OF TOWNHOUSES ITALIANATE, or maybe Second Empire, with their mansard roof and curving window lintels. Whichever, they’re 1850s through 1880s, so pay no attention to the listing, which says 1930. The house for sale … Continue reading

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1840s North Fork Farmhouse, 23.6 Acres, $1.2million

LOOK WHAT’S STILL ON THE MARKET: one of my favorite houses from last winter’s house-quest. Only now they’re advertising it for $1.2 million; last winter it was $499,000. How can that be? Oh, well. The new pricing, less disingenuous than … Continue reading

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BROWNSTONE VOYEUR: Relaxing an Ornate Townhouse in Cobble Hill

BROWNSTONE VOYEUR is a joint project of casaCARA and Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. THE GRAND SCALE and intricate plasterwork of June and Stephen Negrycz’s Congress Street brownstone are impressive, maybe even a little intimidating. But the warmth of the … Continue reading

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What you can get right now on the North Fork under 500K

A snowy Sunday on Long Island’s North Fork, doing drive-bys and walk-arounds of vintage properties under $500K, with mixed results.  It looks like half a mil is not enough in these parts to get a great house in a great … Continue reading

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On the Road in Dutchess County

HOLIDAY GREETINGS from the snowy Hudson Valley. Nothing I love more than driving around with my eyes peeled for interesting old houses and barns, and there are plenty of them up here. Above, a Victorian carriage house next to a … Continue reading

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