NYC Building Types

C2C Building Types

Walk-Up Buildings

This term refers to any building that does not have elevator service. It can apply to a Brownstone, townhouse, or a post-war three to six story building. These apartments can also be situated over storefronts located on the avenues or on side streets.

Brownstones and Townhouses

Four to six story buildings that were built between the late 1800s through the early 1900s as single-family homes. Their architectural style usually reflect early Dutch, French, and German influences. Many brownstones and townhouses were converted into multi-unit buildings around World War II, but in recent years many have been restored and converted back to single-family homes. Generally, apartments in these types of buildings have high ceilings, fireplaces, gardens, and hardwood floors. Virtually none have a doorman.


Elevator Buildings

This terms refers to a building that has elevator service but no doorman. Usually these buildings have some type of intercom security system.

Full Service/Doorman Building

A mid- to high-rise building that offers amenities such as a doorman, elevator, and laundry facilities. Many also include a gym, lounge and roof deck. Flex or Covert apartments are more common in this type of building.

Pre-War Buildings

Known for their character, pre-war buildings were built prior to World War II. You can recognize them by their unique architecture and lovely, often ornate, exterior and interior design. The apartments typically have higher ceilings, crown molding, and arched entryways. 

Post-War Buildings

Typically constructed between the late 1940s through the 1970s, these buildings are usually 10 to 30 stories tall and constructed of white, red or brown brick. Most will have doormen, elevator, and laundry facilities. Post-War buildings actually have larger layouts when compared to prewar or luxury high-rise style buildings.