Welcome to the first installment of Neighborhood Tours, a new feature in which Curbed maps out architecturally interesting buildings and sites ripe for an exploratory weekend jaunt. First up: Cobble Hill. Have other areas you'd like to see covered? Let us know.
On a day-to-day basis it's easy to overlook the wonderful architectural history and details a neighborhood has to offer. Hopefully this map of a few of Cobble Hill's most interesting and beautiful buildings will help remind you to look beyond the routine stupor. From late 1800's merchant-built free standing mansions, to celebrity-owned town-homes, there's a lot to notice in this tree-rich 'hood. We've selected but nine of these buildings and sites to point out, although there are many more. Hey, it's Friday. The forecast is calling for a balmy 41-degrees tomorrowprime strolling weather. If you're feeling so moved, lace up, check out these sites, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to point out any other Cobble Hill favorites.
Special thanks to architectural historian Francis Morrone for his help and insight.
· An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn by Francis Morrone [BaN]
· An Architectural Tour of 24 Century-Old Buildings [Curbed]
· All Curbed Maps [Curbed]