Located minutes away from the big city, Staten island remains a fantastic deal for single-family homes and apartments at a fraction of the cost of apartments in Manhattan. Many of the buildings retain their original details and charm. Take a tour on the northside of Staten Island and take a visit at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens.
Staten Island Houses NYC: Northside
Arts and Crafts, Craftsman and Victorian Revival style single-family houses on the northside of Staten Island New York City.
Staten Island Northside
Eclectic mix of residential buildings
The single-family detached houses in this neighborhood are designed to present a unique identity for each building that makes for a diverse and eclectic mix of styles and details.
Several Bungalow style houses with Arts and Crafts details date this neighborhood to the early years of the 20th century. Ornamental wood softens the corners of this open porch with a swing.
Gambrel roofline and dormer
The Gambrel style house (with a four-part sloped roof) is typical of farm houses and barns in parts of Europe and the United States. This house also has a large gambrel dormer and a two-story open porch with a balustrade handrail made from "turned wood " on a lathe.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden Eastern gatehouse
on Staten Island in New York City.
Houses near Snug Harbor share all the benefits of this great cultural attraction, including open fields to walk the dog, a Children's Museum, Maritime Museum, and several different gardens with abundant flowers and trees.
The Butterfly Garden has dozens of different flowers to attract butterflies to the garden, and the Secret Garden has a labyrinth of bushes which encloses a walled garden with a selection of rare flowers. The Chinese Scholar's Garden is famous for unusual plants and rock gardens. There's a small hot house with rainforest plants near the outdoor restaurant. The Healing Garden is located in the southwest corner of the facility, with a babbling brook wandering down the side of a hill on the sides of the pathway, and park benches to sit and admire the plants and trees. This garden connects to the neigborhood by a few rustic bridges over a stream near the duck pond.
Snug Harbor buildings
Staten Island New York City
Dozen of different buildings at Snug Harbor have been recently restored to provide a rich experience for the entire family. Refer to this map of the grounds to plan your visit. Well worth the free trip on the Staten Island Ferry with an easy commute on the S40 bus to the door steps of the Gardens and Cultural Center. Refer to this rendering of all the buildings at Snug Harbor, and visit the Snug Harbor website to plan your visit and see a diagram with the names of the buildings and gardens.