Inside 30 Washington, Dumbo’s Latest Rental Conversion


30 Washington Street is almost finished with construction and already renting units! Two Trees Project Executive (and Hot Seat interviwee) Sam Charney gave us a tour of the building, which has been under construction for about a year now. He previously worked on 25 Washington, the successful Dumbo rental right across the street. He designed a rooftop addition here similar to the one at 25 Washington, essentially built as a giant table over the existing building. Now there are seven floors of rental units, and we toured one-bedrooms in various states of construction. Two Trees expects occupancy as early as June 15. Many of the units retain elements of the warehouse building, like exposed beams and pieces of an old elevator shaft. Eleven of the units come with outdoor space. Although marketing hasn’t officially begun, showings have started and people are snatching up units. Rental prices will be similar to those at 25 Washington, where one-bedrooms started at $2,400 a month. One interesting fact about the building: After Sandy hit, the basement was totally flooded, which destroyed a lot of construction materials. So the team decided to move the mechanicals to the first floor, even though they had to remove some rental units to make way for the mechanicals. Click through to see tons of interior shots of the units, the under-construction gym and the rooftop. And here’s what the building looked like one year ago!
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Before at 30 Washington.

The restored cornice and Robert Gair signage.

Photos of the cornice before restoration.

Columns, ceiling and lighting in the building lobby.

The view from the roof.

An under-construction kitchen in a one-bedroom unit.

The wrap-around outdoor space for the unit.

A unique bathroom space in one of the units.

The skylight — and the remnants of an elevator shaft! — in the bathroom unit.

One of the outdoor spaces. Those are zinc panels, and they are meant to look staggered to mimic the uneven rooflines in Dumbo.

The model unit, a one-bedroom.

The bathroom.

The bedroom in the model unit.

The kitchen in the second model unit.

The developers retained the original wooden beams, which appear in most of the units.

Another one of the outdoor spaces, which backs up to the Smack Mellon building. There are only three units with this type of outdoor space.

More original detail, plus a washer/dryer unit in every apartment.

Windows on a first-floor apartment, where the ceilings are higher.

The electrical room, water pump (pictured), and telecom room were moved out of the basement and to the first floor, in anticipation of any more flooding like Sandy. Sandy flooded the building’s basement and ruined a lot of the building materials.

The future gym — the beams will remain.

Future commercial space.

3 Comment

  • I checked out the building. It’s nice but the units are very small. They really chopped it up. Very similar to 25 washington across the street. The units with outdoor space are mostly very small. Other than that, fairly nice finishes for a rental.

  • Very tasteful renovation. The cornice before and afters are incredible!!

  • Very small apartments, very small. I like the windows and the models show nice, but you can tell the rooms are very tiny.

    The bedroom can’t even have 2 regular size nite tables.
    The table and 3 chairs look squashed in there, but I’m thankful you can at least do that.

    The kitchen in the second model unit, while it does show staged pretty, and it really does look nice. But, is it really functional,? only seats 3 at the island?

    It would be nice for once if the living room, kitchen, dining combo room really was not just a living room with the kitchen shoved in the corner. A bigger living space would be good, actually miraculous…

    I do love the timbers, and I know the building has double windows for sound, but that it is double cleaning, that is not fun…..but the views are good.