|Historic Picture of West 15th Street in NYC|
Owning a Piece of History
History buffs and preservationists love townhouses because they offer an opportunity to literally own a piece of the past. Residential architectural styles from Federal to Queen Anne are remembered and admired today largely thanks to well-preserved Manhattan townhouses.
Most importantly to preservationists like me, owning a townhouse is like casting a vote. By choosing to invest, renovate, and live in a historic NYC townhouse, townhouse-owners vote for New York to retain its unique historic character and never become a monochrome labyrinth of new constructions. Simply owning a townhouse preserves New York’s diverse residential architecture for future generations.