I can start this off by talking about the apartment building I live in. I live in the Villa Rosa Bonheur (see my profile picture for an image of it). It was designed by Robert Garner, the same architect as the more famous Villa Charlotte Bronte. The building’s namesake was a notable French painter whose most famous painting is known as the Horse Fair (you can see it at the Met, it’s huge). The building was designed, like the Bronte buildings, to hearken back to a simpler, more rural time. The architect worried about the expansion of what he saw as “the city ugly”, and hoped that Spuyten Duyvil could serve as a refuge. Both of these buildings pre-date the Henry Hudson Bridge, and serve as a charming contrast to the large high-rises for which the area is best known. If you live in an interesting house or know of one, please share!