Some news from the Landmarks Preservation Commission: they, too, have renovated, updating their “Rowhouse Manual,” which they describe as “a guide designed to help the owners of rowhouses in New York City’s historic districts preserve and maintain their remarkable homes and work successfully with the agency when exterior alterations are needed.” (Click here for the pdf).
The manual helps you care for all of your home–both legally and aesthetically–including doors and doorways; windows; walls and facades; cornices and stoops, sidewalks and yards, among other categories.
Should you find the level of detail overwhelming, we’d like to point out that this is one of our areas of expertise. We help home owners, home buyers and home sellers navigate the regulations within historic districts, and have experience both preserving and modernizing historic properties. So feel free to drop us a line if you’d like to talk about the updated manual (or any other topics). This is also something we can discuss at our monthly, free, real estate seminars.