The Estates is where you can construct and upgrade helpful buildings that can give helpful bonuses and provide protection from enemy attacks. The Estate buildings will always remain in the same location and cannot be demolished.
Keep in mind that each building in the Estate unlocks at certain levels and have different requirements before they can be constructed or upgraded. Additionally each neighborhood you build (First Neighborhood, Greenwich Village and/or Brooklyn) has its own estate. All of the estates you build in the different neighborhoods will have a different artistic appearance but they function the same. The graphics presented below are for the First Neighborhood in the game.
>> Building and upgrading the various Estate buildings take time, but the bonuses and availability to troops gained during the process will help give you the advantage over your enemies and ensure a thriving and profitable empire! <<
Details: The Mansion is the heart of your Estate. By upgrading this building, you can increase the number of building slots available in the Neighborhood as well as how many Cityscapes you can have under your control.
Details: The Library is where you can research new tactics to help build and strengthen your empire and armies. Upgrading this building will unlock higher levels of Research that can give you bigger and better bonuses.
Details: Your Wall is your main defense against the attacks of rival Families. Here you can train defensive units, such as Guard Dogs and Barbed Wire, that will defend your Estate from attacks. Upgrading this building will unlock new defensive units to train and increase the amount of defense you have.
Details: The Armory is where you can view and manage the different Armory Items you have collected from defeating Gangs. Upgrading this building will allow you to equip higher level Armory Items. To learn more about Armory Items and their advantages, check out the Quick Guide: Armory.
Details: In the case of an attack against your Estate, it's good to have an established Warehouse. The Warehouse is where you can protect your hard earned Resources so they cannot be looted by an attacker. Upgrading this building will increase the amount of each Resource you can store.
Details: Want to know what's going on in your Neighborhood? The Front Gate is your eyes and ears when it comes to detecting and analyzing enemy attacks. Upgrading this building will let you learn more about an impending attack, such as the size of the army heading towards you and the types of units deployed. Use this knowledge to your advantage to better prepare your Estate in the case of an attack.
Details: The Guest House allows you to station the units of your Crew members at your Estate. In the event of an attack, these troops will then fight for your and ward off the attackers. Upgrading this building will allow you to station units from more Crew members.
Details: The Guardpost aids in your defense against Families wishing to attack your Estate. By upgrading this building, you can decrease the amount of time it takes to train defensive units, such as Guard Dogs and Barbed Wire.