The sales office at 315 Gates “soft-opened” a couple of weeks ago and we got a chance to walk through the 72-unit project at the corner of Gates and Bedford Avenues at the end of last week. We were quite impressed with what we saw: Apartments have better layouts, higher ceilings, bigger windows and nicer finishes than what one might expect to see at a new building in this neck of the woods and at $500 per foot or less; there are also lots of bells and whistles like a home theatre, huge planted roofdeck and cold storage in the lobby. Prices range from $195,000 for a studio up to $550,000 for one of the four townhouse-style duplexes; given the FHA financing, one could theoretically buy a studio with only $7,000 down (kinda crazy!). The Developers Group, the marketing agent on the project, tells us that there are already five contracts out for signature.
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Originally Elephant Club, now ground floor retail Address: 1409-1411 Fulton Street Cross Streets: Marcy and Tompkins Avenues Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: 1409 unknown, perhaps Sibell & Miller, who built 1411 Landmarked: No The story: In September of 1888, the Echo Bowling […]
Urban Market opened Friday at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge at 11 Broadway. The 16,000-square-foot store is an offshoot of Key Food and aims to offer both upscale and basic items, according to a press release sent out by landlord L+M Development Partners. The store features a gourmet deli with a kosher section, a […]
This four-story brownstone at 789 Quincy Street has a nice amount of original detail, but looks like it could use a little polishing. The listing says it’s “fully functioning and awaiting your cosmetic upgrades.” It’s in the northeast corner of Bed Stuy near Broadway and the Gates stop. How do you like it and the […]
This three-bedroom condo at 1 Montgomery Place in Park Slope is very impressive. The 2,624-square-foot duplex has been carved out of a former mansion and includes a 750-square-foot private garden. The layout is much more generous than what you’d find in a typical brownstone and there are lots of original details. Asking price: $2,650,000. 1 […]