Staten Island Houses NYC: Northside

by watermark-studio

Arts and Crafts, Craftsman and Victorian Revival style single-family houses on the northside of Staten Island New York City.

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 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.

swing on the front porch




















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

gambrel style 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.


Mansard Roof

Mansard style roof












The Mansard style roofline was developed in France to add a penthouse floor at the top of a building enclosed by a roof structure. This building adds a shed dormer to the roofline to bring the siding up to the roof peak.

Saltbox house

craftsman tyle saltbox house




















The addition of a semi-round roofline at the ridge of saltbox style house adds an Arts and Crafts style to this residence on Staten Island.

Classical Details

Staten Island Victorian

victorian house on Staten Island New York City




















A classic Victorian house with a gazebo attached to the front porch.

Ornamental windows

two styles of open type crown molding




















Two kinds of "open" crown molding on two portions of this revival style home near the gatehouse to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The house features beautiful fan windows, and archtop windows with curved muntins.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Northside attraction

Snug Harbor west gate house




















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. 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. Go to the Snug Harbor website to plan your visit and see a diagram with the names of the buildings and gardens.

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watermark-studio on 11/04/2012

And thanks for your comments Katiem. We're doing all we can to help our friends on Staten Island and the Rockaways who lost everything. Hope it all comes back soon & better than before.

katiem2 on 11/04/2012

What a beautiful tour of Staten Island. I love this place, NY is near and dear to my heart. I would love a home, any home similar to the beautiful homes you've shared today. This is a cherished keepsake. My most positive thoughts are with all those suffering from the effects of Sandy. Thank you for sharing the images. :)K

vikksimmons on 10/18/2011

I love the photos. These are terrific.

watermark-studio on 09/09/2011

Thanks for your comments! I'm heading over to Staten Island again today -- more pictures added soon.

ohcaroline on 09/09/2011

Great examples of different architectural styles. I like the salt box best.

happynutritionist on 09/08/2011

What a beautiful collection of pictures...highlighting the architecture. Thanks for being a fan, appreciate it.

sheilamarie on 07/18/2011

Love this architecture!

Guest on 07/18/2011

many people do not realize that Staten Island is a quaint andpicturesque ,much like many New England locations.
I drive through it to visit family but never knew about these.Good article!

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