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1. A reddish-brown sandstone used as a building material.
2. A brick or stone townhouse, especially one faced with reddish-brown sandstone.


1. (Geological Science) a reddish-brown iron-rich sandstone used for building
2. (Building) a house built of or faced with this stone



1. a reddish brown sandstone.
2. a building fronted with this stone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brownstone - a reddish brown sandstonebrownstone - a reddish brown sandstone; used in buildings
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
2.brownstone - a row house built of brownstone; reddish brown in color
row house, town house - a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls


[ˈbraʊnstəʊn] N (US) → (casa f construida con) piedra f caliza de color rojizo


[ˈbraʊnstəʊn] nbâtiment m de grès brunbrown sugar ncassonade f, sucre m brun
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The neighbourhood was thought remote, and the house was built in a ghastly greenish- yellow stone that the younger architects were beginning to employ as a protest against the brownstone of which the uniform hue coated New York like a cold chocolate sauce; but the plumbing was perfect.
It was in the killing department that the packers had been left most in the lurch, and precisely here that they could least afford it; the smoking and canning and salting of meat might wait, and all the by-products might be wasted--but fresh meats must be had, or the restaurants and hotels and brownstone houses would feel the pinch, and then "public opinion" would take a startling turn.
The property is situated in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, known for its tree-lined residential streets and brownstones, as well as a vibrant retail and entertainment scene.
Spanish Harlem, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is known for its turn-of-last-century brownstones.
As asking prices for homes have crept up in neighboring Fort Greene, newcomers are looking to Clinton Hill, with its rows of brownstones, as a close alternative, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A unique "Ride the Trail" feature offers site visitors a sneak peek of Georgetown's popular hike and bike trail, to which The Brownstones offer quick, convenient access.
While there may be a limited supply of three-story brownstones, he could select from a wide variety of exchange properties.
The Remington brownstones, an enclave of 29 homes in the community of the Woodlands in Houston, feature classic walk-up stoops, bay windows, and parlors with high ceilings.
In her latest book, Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex (Doubleday, April 2004), she describes growing up "in a black middle-class neighborhood of three-story, stately Victorian brownstones.
Ultimately, however, Dion widened his investigation to include the demolition of the neighboring Dorset Hotel and two brownstones, structures the museum purchased in the '90s.
Designed for optimal natural lighting, the five residential and one mixed-use buildings feature a wide selection of customizable floor plans including multi-level Brownstones, Loft-style units, traditional single-level Village Homes, and dramatic Tower Suites with rooftop terraces and sweeping vistas.

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