Trending Neighborhoods: Carnegie Hill & Italian Village

One of Manhattan’s gems, Carnegie Hill, is a storied and charming affluent neighborhood dotted with historic townhomes in a peaceful atmosphere.

The highly sought-after neighborhood is home to cultural institutions like The Guggenheim, Jewish Museum, and Cooper-Hewitt National Museum – which is housed in Andrew Carnegie’s former mansion.

The area, named after Andrew Carnegie, covers 86th Street on the south, Fifth Ave (Central Park) on the west, and a northern boundary on 98th Street that continues just past Park Avenue.

Walking along Park and Fifth Ave, there are rows of Italianate apartment buildings with doorman luxury, while side tree-lined streets you’ll find brownstones and turn of-the-century townhomes.

Townhouses that dot the streets reflect styles such as Neoclassical, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, and Neo Renaissance, as reported by Mansion Global.

Even the new condominium and apartment buildings reflect the classic architecture of the historic structures in the area.

Described by residents as an oasis, this elegant area is one of the most ideal neighborhoods for raising a family in Manhattan.

With stunning mansions, chic boutiques and shops, and some of the finest restaurants, this neighborhood has something for everyone.

A majority of people reside in large, mid-height luxury apartment buildings where the architectural styles are made up of French, Italian Renaissance, and Post-Renaissance.

Italian Village of Coral Gables

The historical villages of Coral Gables, also known as City Beautiful, is one of the most treasured parts of Miami and historically significant neighborhoods.

George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables, was inspired by Mediterranean countries when he created the villages which include the Dutch South African, Chinese, French Normandy, Florida Pioneer, French Country, French City, and Italian Village.

The stunning homes within the villages retain many of the original features from when they were built in the 1920s and any proposed renovation must keep the integrity of the original design.

The residences within Coral Gables’ Italian Village were built by architects Alfred L. Klingbeil, John and Coulton Skinner, R.F. Ware, and Robert Law Weed.

The exterior of all of the homes reflects the Mediterranean Revival style — a movement that drew heavily on the style of palaces and seaside villages in Europe.

Typical features include stuccoed walls, red tiled roofs, windows in the shape of arches, and wrought iron balconies.

Merrick created a cohesive aesthetic style that reflected the vision of artists and poets who were involved in the Florida land boom and inspired simple beauty.

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