Thursday, July 17, 2014

REVIVE: A NEW LOOK AT 200 EDGECOMBE


The last two wood frame houses on Edgecombe Avenue have been twin neighbors for over a century but that no longer appears to be the case today.  We walked by this block just south of 145th Street yesterday and noted that the facade restoration at 200 Edgecombe just went an entirely different direction.  A faux brownstone exterior has now been stuccoed on to the front of the building complete with a sculpted cornice at top.  We would have just replaced the siding, window frames and added a wood cornice like the ones found in prime parts of Brooklyn but apparently having a faux brownstone look instead of an earlier period wood home is what's popular uptown these days.  Check out our past post on what this house sold for and also a visual suggestion on how it should have been restored: LINK

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