There's real estate envy, and then there's real estate envy coupled with a nostalgia "problem." We're going to deal with the latter. These photos, from the Museum of the City New York archives, show gorgeous homes from Brooklyn neighborhoods in the early 1900s. These weren't sectioned off into apartments, there were no bathtubs in kitchens, and no upstairs neighbors to drive you out of your mind. Just spacious, glorious, well-built single-family homes. With garages. And landscaped lawns.

Click through for a look at how some people were living in Park Slope, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and Midwood from 1900 through the 1920s... and take solace in the fact that some of these homes are still standing.

1345 President Street, 1923 and now