Typically one to six floors.
Built in the early 1900s as a single family home
Many were converted during WWII to create multiple apartments (3-10 units per building).
Square footage is generally smaller per unit than in a doorman building.
Mansions are wider, typically more luxurious and sometimes have a small elevator.
Typically six to twenty stories
Some prewar elevator buildings have an elevator attendant.
Generally four to twenty story buildings
Typically a former commercial building converted to apartments
Spaces tend to be large and open with high ceilings
Many loft buildings include an elevator, but not all
Lofts are most often found in lower Manhattan in Soho, Tribeca, or Chelsea
Likely to be twenty to forty or more floors
Full or part-time doorman
The more luxurious buildings also have a concierge that provides services such as receiving laundry and packages
Some doorman buildings have a gym, health club and/or a swimming pool
Laundry rooms are usually located in the basement, on the lobby level, on each floor or on floors 2-4
Ten to thirty floors
May be doorman or non-doorman
Built late 1800s to 1930s (prior to World WarII)
Often has exterior and interior architecture details
Common features may be high ceilings, hardwood floors, arched doorways or fireplaces
Most pre-war buildings are co-ops
Built from the 1940s through 1970s(post World WarII)
Exteriors are usually white, red or brown brick
Most are less expensive than pre-war or newer buildings
Laundry facilities are usually in the basement.
Typically up to five floors
No elevator or doorman
Originally built as multi-family housing, there are usually more apartments in this type of housing than in a brownstone
Typically one of the least expensive housing options.// This code controls the HTML comment form ?>