A friend who used to be a big wheel in Providence development circles, Lee Juskalian, keeps tabs through me (and others) on development around here (though he has lived in California for years). Lee, who now travels and surfs, has long moaned and groaned at the timidity those who develop apartment complexes in Providence. He is talking bedrooms – you need to offer more bedrooms if you want people to live downtown, he would say, rolling his eyes (which I could hear over the phone) at the idea of apartments with just two or three BRs.
Well, except that they’re not in Providence, he’d like these places gathered by Hannah Keyser in a piece called “10 Elaborate Floor Plans from Pre-World War I New York City Apartments,” from a website called mentalfloss.com. (Check out the piece on “spite houses” too.) And not just bedrooms, either. No sniffing at these addresses. As they say: Location! Location! Location!
A tip of the hat to Ann Daigle for sending these to TradArch.