The original meanings of the name Isabella are promise and beauty. Too bad it doesn’t translate in the property at 545 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill. Surrounded by picturesque brownstones, sales trumpeters say the Isabella “superbly adheres to the context of the surrounding brownstone neighborhood.”
I’m not sure to which “context” they’re referring, or who “contextualized” the Isabella, because it’s about as contextually out of place as it can get amongst the much better looking walk-up brownstones around it. If it weren’t for the little bit of extra glass on the plain and flat brick facade of the Isabella, the building could easily pass for project housing.
Amanda Fung, Crain’s New York Business, http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100913/REAL_ESTATE/100919961.
Ornstein Leyton Company, OLCNY, http://www.olcny.com/default.asp?contentid=537.