5. Albemarle Terrace
Albemarle Terrace, located off of East 21st Street, is grouped with the adjacent Kenmore Terrace in the Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District. The street consists of neo-Federal houses, with terraces and gardens in front of the house to raise them off of the street level. The aforementioned Kenmore Terrace originally was designed to be a replica of Albemarle Terrace, although Kenmore Terrace ended up being built in a different style, despite being part of the historic district.
Details present within Albemarle Terrace include Palladio windows on the first floor of some houses, some slate roofs and pedimented dormers, and street lamps. The presence of the trees and gardens in front of the houses rather than on the sidewalks makes the street appear wider and more open.
For another look at some unique Flatbush homes, check out the Japanese House in Flatbush, the Victorian homes of Ditmas Park and for another look at some of the quirks of New York’s street grid, take a peek at the hidden streets of Greenwich Village. Get in touch with the author on Twitter @jenncongdon.