Brooklyn New York Housing Styles

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Brooklyn New York Housing Styles

Like the impressive cross-section of cultures which settled - and continue to settle in - Brooklyn, many housing styles are represented and available for sale. 2.5 million residents have many requires for where they want to live and Brooklyn provides options in a myriad of ways, from single family detached to multi-family homes, condos, lofts and more.

Within that collection of residences, we have styles that are more prominant than others, such as brownstones, Victorians, and Colonials. Which one is right for your family?

The Victorian

The classic and beautiful Victorian-style house is instantly recognizable due to its elaborate exterior trim, porch, and distinctive roof line. Brooklyn is home to many of the common styles of Victorian - Queen Anne and Gothic Revival most prominant. These classic homes, generally built in the United States during the latter part of the 1800's, are scattered through out the borough. They are marvelous examples of the history of the borough.

Victorian homes Brooklyn, New York

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Colonial Brooklyn, New York

The Colonial

Amongst the more recently built styles in Brooklyn, the Colonial is a popular choice for the area. Traditionally a two story rectangular house, the Colonial includes one and two family styles, modern versions and homes barely changed from their original forms.

With so many options, the Colonial is perfect for growing families who want space and versatility.

Colonial Brooklyn, New York















The Brownstone

One of the most common housing styles in Brooklyn is the rowhouse or Brownstone. Brownstones are also referred to as terraced houses, the term "terrace" borrowed by English architects to describe rows of houses whose uniform fronts and heigh create a stylish line. They are generally two or three story structures that share a wall with a neighboring unit.


Brownstones are terrific for their substantial space in the middle of a city block, or they can provide comfortable living with rental income potential.

These homes are very popular around the world and figured prominantly into the construction of New York City and surrounding boroughs during its settlement. They can feature any number of architectural styles including Italianate, Federal style brick, Gothic Revival, Wood Frame and brick.


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Crystal De Raffele - Beacon, NY
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Great article Sal!  


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