Barskys’ world: making dream homes a reality

If you are familiar with Princeton real estate, you don’t always need to describe a house to give people an idea of what it looks like. You can call a property a Steadman house, for example, and it will conjure up the image of a classically designed 19th century home built by the famous Charles Steadman. Or a Bauhan house, after Rolf Bauhan, the prolific architect from the early 20th century. More recently you might refer to a Graves or Hillier design.

For the past two decades or so another name has had a particular look associated with it, and it’s often accompanied by a grimace. The name is Barsky, and for some people Barsky is synonymous with tear downs of small homes and the building of McMansions that seem out of proportion in the neighborhood.