Williamsburg’s First McMansion?

March 25, 2008 by
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Just when I thought our friends off the L train could not possibly top the already strange (and in most cases hideous) melange of architecture that has recently become the standard there, a few buddies and I decided to take a walk down Jackson Street. I was, once again, proven very, very wrong.

170 Jackson Street

Miss Heather: Holy shit.
Miss Rachael: That looks like something from southern California.
Miss Heather: I disagree. This house has Miami written all over it.


I can almost hear Tony Montana greeting one of his associates at the front gate exclaiming:

You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friends!


This has got to be the only house in north Brooklyn with cherubs gracing the front door. Or are they putti? I guess it doesn’t really matter. I haven’t seen a house here with those either.

170 Jackson Street View 2

Mr. Heather and I spent a half hour trying to determine what architectural style this is. He asserted it was Georgian. Sort of. We finally agreed that it was High Drug Cartel with Balconies. All this baby needs is a little Greco-Roman statuary and an ornate fountain in front of the entrance and your family business is ready to move in!

Miss Heather

P.S.: All in all I suppose this house isn’t too bad. At least not when compared to its neighbor across the street.

High Fedders Style on Jackson Street


2 Comments on Williamsburg’s First McMansion?

  1. SouthOfNYC on Tue, 25th Mar 2008 8:44 am
  2. Actually, the “house across the street” has some style. It probably doesn’t fit in the rest of the houses in the neighborhood, but it looks sort of medieval Brussels or Burgundy to me. I’m not familiar with the achitectural styles in the world, however, so it might not be. I think you definately nailed the style of the “Miami Vice” house! Ugh. Ugly.

  3. al oof on Tue, 25th Mar 2008 10:16 pm
  4. i think the brown buildling is nice if it didn’t have those fedders or the trash in front. it doesn’t look as good as those other brown buildings with the tigers and things that i like but i know you think are ugly.

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