Posts Tagged ‘apartment’

Repetition is beauty

June 22, 2010

Perfect Arches

We rounded a corner near Greenwich Avenue and stumbled on this beauty. The repetition of a theme is a necessity in building buildings – it’s aesthetically pleasing to see the same perfect arch repeated around a building, broken up every other level with another set of repetitions, like a well-used patio or even the zig-zag of a fire escape.

Next-level awesomeness achieved when the building’s denizens, whether a deliberate maneuver or accident of fate, match up to provide additional continuity, a riff off the common theme.

The green and red the planters provide are a perfect example of next-level-ness, in York Restoration Corporation’s eyes. We were struck with the duality of simplicity: beautiful <em>and</em> easy aren’t always a cinch to pull off in apartment living.

It’s a cute reminder that a little effort can so often go a long way.


Oh, to live in an apartment like this…

June 2, 2010

York Restoration Corporation Great Architecture

Don’t get us wrong – we here at York Restoration Corporation love our apartments and condos and little homes in and around Queens. Some of us even have a little back yard for our dachshunds to play in, or a little patio attached to our little apartments. We’re generally happy with where we are, if not so excited about the little bit of square footage we’ve for furniture, guests, and closets. And the like. Yes, York Restoration Corporation is pretty pleased with life, in general.

But! These apartments? Wow.

It’s hard to imagine living a life with so much natural light lighting our days and evenings. Look at those walls of windows! It’d be great to spend an evening reading some non-fiction – say, a biography on Herbert Hoover – while the streets below teemed with harried New Yorkers, scrambling to and from jobs and lives, most of which could never imagine how much nicer it is to live with an entire wall made out of windows.

Ah, well. This building is one of our recent favorites, here at York. We’re in love with the odd architecture, the spacious floor plans, and, of course, the windows.

Well played, apartment dwellers. You win this imaginary round.