Home Styles

Find out what certain home styles offer you when your looking into the purchase of a home. Here you can get a comprehensive overview of what types of Staten Island homes exist and what you will find once inside.

Found 26 blog entries about Home Styles.

On a quiet, tree-lined block, a lovely attached townhome is awaiting your viewing. 63 Bunnell Court boasts 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2 stories of living space. In the safe and family-friendly neighborhood of Huguenot, this is a great starter home which provides an amazing value with the convenience of a private front and backyard.

This unit sits within a development of homes finished in a charming vinyl siding with brown roof and trim. The property has been well-maintained and gleams with curb appeal. A green front lawn framed by white picket fence features ornamental planter boxes.

Entering the main level, the first thing you will notice is the family room with lovely wood flooring and kitchen off to the right. This ample-sized common area

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What historical trends shaped the landscape of Staten Island, including the home you live in right now? From colonial to ranch-style to art deco, we go into our own architecture here in Staten Island in this interview broadcast live via Facebook!

Every day, the buildings you take for granted actually conceal an interesting history. We start when the island was first settled in the 1600's by the Dutch, and the abundance of Dutch colonials we still see today inspired by our Dutch history. We also see our Dutch history in our names, like Arthur Kill and Great Kills- "Kill" meaning river in Dutch!

The major driving factor of change in Staten Island has been The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This shaped the borough in a major way by urbanizing it. During

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Welcome to this adorable townhome at 193 Wirt Avenue! Located in Rossville, Staten Island, this spacious townhome features three levels of living space, two bedrooms, and three baths. The front is finished in red brick and white siding.

 

    The first level of this home is bright and airy thanks to a large window. This area features parquet flooring as well as a half bath with porcelain wood-style tile. The garage is accessible off of this level as well.         Upstairs on the second level, you'll find this home's kitchen and living-dining room combination area. The living room is finished with a brand new beige carpeting and the kitchen is newly renovated as well. The traditional kitchen cabinets are…
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The coveted Staten Island two family home is a hot commodity, though 50 Beacon Place is especially unique. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this oversized property provides a 2 bedroom rental unit and 3 bedroom main unit. Located on a large corner lot in bustling New Dorp Beach, you're surrounded with tons of community fun and public transportation options.

With a red brick facing on the bottom half and white cedar shake on top, the aesthetic is quaint and charming. In addition to a one-car garage, this home also provides parking for up to 4 cars in the driveway and partially paved side yard. A big front yard is inviting and well-manicured.

Once inside, the entry foyer opens to a large tiled living room with brick fireplace. To the right is

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Bring your bids- a fully detached two family 6/6 home just hit the market in Staten Island! Highly sought after by large families moving in from Brooklyn or elsewhere, it isn't often that this type of property becomes available. Big enough for extended family, 695 Collfield Avenue also happens to be in beautiful Willowbrook.

In excellent condition, this two story hi-ranch home has plenty of old-world charm. This property features two spacious three bedroom apartments as well as a partially finished basement.

With white columns around the front entrance and balcony and a red brick and white vinyl front, the Romanesque architecture presents quite an impression from the curb. The large lot spans 48 by 100- just imagine the possibilities for large

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What are Staten Island's best kept secrets? We're here to let you in on them! On Staten Island's North, Mid-Island, and South Shore sections, Anthony Licciardello and Hannah Jay identify some of the most beautiful yet mysterious locations in Staten Island.

These neighborhoods are home to luxury Staten Island homes and are each charming in their own unique way. Yet, since they lie off the beaten path, these streets offer luxury homes for a great value. This is an depth discussion about the history, home styles, transportation, unique views and amenities each of these neighborhoods has to offer.

PLUS- a discussion about property taxes that may just save you lots of money! There are lots of ways to reduce the property taxes you pay each year, whether

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During the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Europeans began to adopt building features of Ancient Rome. The buildings they constructed are today described as being of Romanesque Architecture. The most prominent feature used in the style was the semi-circular Roman arch. Other features of Romanesque Architecture include barrel vaults, porticoes, and heavy walls without much fenestration.


Germany saw a revival of the Romanesque style during the mid-1800s. By the latter part of the century, the Romanesque Revival style spread to the United States, where it was used in designing many buildings. The architectural style incorporated some features of Romanesque-style buildings, such as the heavy walls and the constant use of the Roman arch.  The Revival style

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crimson_beach_400In the first half of the twentieth century, it was rare to find an architect who had never heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright had made a name for himself by developing new styles of housing, including the Prairie style and the Organic style.  He was known for his practical house designs and for his love of manufactured homes. After the Great Depression, he realized that what people needed were affordable homes. By the 1950s, he had teamed up with Marshall Erdman, a house manufacturer, to create a series of affordable prefabricated homes which would cater to middle-class Americans.


The homes created by Wright and Erdman became known as the Marshall Erdman Prefab Houses. They had two different designs which were quite similar.  The first

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gothic_388Gothic architecture was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages-specifically between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. It is best known for its use in churches and cathedrals. Prominent features of Gothic-style buildings included flying buttresses and pointed arches.

By the middle of the eighteenth century, a revival of the Gothic architectural style began in England. Roughly one century later, the style had spread to the United States, where it became quite popular in housing construction. Like its medieval counterpart, Gothic Revival architecture was common in the construction of religious buildings, as well.

There are many distinguishable features of Gothic Revival-style architecture. A number of different types of windows can be found on

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The Arts and Crafts Movement began in Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century. It was initiated in an attempt to promote craftsmanship and to steer people away from cookie-cutter arts. The Arts and Crafts Movement was introduced to the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Americans based their creations off of the European models, establishing their own "American Craftsman" style, a term often applied to the architecture of buildings being constructed at the time.

The Craftsman style flourished as a variant of the Bungalow, a practical, one-story home. Craftsman-style houses share some features of Bungalows, such as the low-pitched gable roof and the porches with square columns. There are many other features

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