Starting a new regular type of post today. Welcome! You're my first guests here for....Front & Back.
It may just be me but when I walk or drive through a city I am always looking at the facades of all the buildings I pass. (The dents & scratches on my car prove that I really do mean that.) What I am always thinking though is, "What's behind that front?"
I have been reading so many architecture and design books over the years and know that a facade doesn't tell you the complete story and some of the best stories are the ones where the inside and back surprise you. Maybe I am the only person who thinks about these things. Please post your thoughts and comments. I am curious to hear what you think.
1st Front & Back - 27 Vandam St, NYC
Located in the West Village, this 92 year-old Federal-style townhome was once home to choreographer Paul Taylor & is totally redone today. The house has 5 bedrooms, 4+ bathrooms and a two-story glass curtain wall in the rear overlooking the garden.
To me the front and the back have nothing to do with each other but that is what makes it a good story. Take a look now at the interiors:
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.