Thursday, August 7, 2014


There are some rather perplexing developers who have modified the classic Harlem brownstone with non-contextual facade finishes for the sake of adding on levels but at least one new renovation on 127th street has gone back to the basics.  Most of the 4-story buildings on the block are modest homes so thus adding two floors during a gut renovation makes sense for more financial impact.  The above photo shows that this can be done by replicating the lower floors, placing back the original cornice and then building a set-back penthouse at top.  This is just a great taste level that is embracing the roots of the block and not as confusing as some of the other updates nearby: LINK

1 comment:

  1. West 127th between Lenox and Fifth - best block in Harlem!