Brownstones Vs. Townhouses. We hear the terms a lot, but what’s the difference? Is there one? A townhouse is defined as multi-story urban house, attached or detached but usually the former, that is built close to the street and scaled similarly to surrounding houses. Technically, a brownstone is distinguished by the reddish-brown colored sandstone of it’s facade. So, a brownstone is just a type of townhouse.
And now for the visually appealing purpose of this post …
Townhouses (that aren’t “brownstones”)
And … here are some New York brownstones!
Most of the Upper West Side apartments in our real estate section are located in brownstones and townhouses. Have a look and see if you find one you like!