The Endlessly Adaptable Row House
For the final installment of Typecast: Row House, architects Alex Gorlin and Jeff Murphy talk about the mutability of a simple box and the challenges and delights of designing the contemporary row house.
The Bible and the Billionaire
Emily Schmidt spins the origin story of the affordable row house in the 1980s, when pastors and businessmen sowed scorched earth with rows of new homes.
Front of House
Vincent Meyer Madaus and Sebastian Bernardy look at the semi-public space between the sidewalk and the front door — and how residents satisfy their needs and fancies when space is scarce.
At Face Value
For our Typecast series, Rob Stephenson combs the city for the quirks, flourishes, and changing facades that make each row house unique.
For our Typecast series, photographer Amani Willett heads to Brooklyn in search of row house businesses, where home and work nestle close and share space.
The Row House on Rising Waters
For our Typecast series, Henry Grabar visits Canarsie, where long rows of attached brick houses defy traditional flood-proofing elevation. Could rising flood insurance premiums pose a greater immediate threat to homeowners than rising sea levels?
The Magnate-Messiah of the Upper West Side
This week on Typecast, Allison Henry tells the tale of Clarence True, a 19th century architect-developer who believed he alone could save the row house from mundanity.
The Row House Plays Itself
For our Typecast series, we look at the row house as costume, backdrop, and even a character in its own right in popular culture.
The Tudor Plain
For our Typecast series, Thomas J. Campanella traces the development of Brooklyn's vast southern plain, a landscape of storybook neo-Tudor row houses thanks to Depression-era builders like Fred Trump.
How Many Row Houses Are There in New York City?
In the latest installment of our Typecast series, Neil Freeman counts and maps New York's row houses — all 217,000 of them.
Typecast: The Row House
What we can learn from New York's humble row house, a form at once dominant and overlooked.