Amy Hoak’s Home Economics: Chicago Bungalow? Baltimore Row House? L.A. Ranch? The ‘typical’ home varies by city

New York Brownstone

These multifamily row houses are attached to each other throughout an entire city block, and, while they were mostly built as single-family homes, many have been divided into multiple-family dwellings, said Leonard Kady, principal at Leonard Kady Architecture + Design in New York. And while many have facades that in fact are made of brown stone, New York row houses in general are commonly referred to as brownstones, even if they’re built with limestone or brick, Kady said. “The charm of a brownstone is multifaceted. They can vary significantly in style and ornament, and yet they all adhere to a similar overall pattern.

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