The north side of Forest Hills was largely developed by Cord Meyer in the prewar years. Most of the original homes were designed in the Georgian style, with a few Tudor-bethans and Mission-styles thrown in. The first photo shows 108-40 70th Avenue, a rare Spanish Mission-style home surrounded by original Georgian houses and modern Bukharian tract mansions. It is located only a block away from the busy 71st-Continental Avenue subway station. It even has its original garage door. I wonder how long this house will last.
The second photo shows a typical Bukharian mansion that is becoming commonplace on the north side of Forest Hills. It is about a block away from the first photo. The new home has excess written all over it:
-A parking driveway that fits up to six cars!
-Windows that do not line up.
-Too many columns.
If there is any saving grace to this building, it's the fact that it isn't surrounded by an ugly 6-foot high brick fence.