Brownstones and Townhomes
These are four to five story high buildings built in the late 1800s through the early 1900s as single family houses. Their architectural styles usually reflect early Dutch, French and German influences. Many brownstones and townhomes were converted to multi-unit buildings (with seven to 10 units) around World War II, but in recent years have been restored and converted back to single family homes. Generally, apartments in these types of buildings have high ceilings, fireplaces, gardens and hardwood floors. Prices range from mid-priced to expensive, depending on location, size and renovations. Virtually none have a doorman.