After a furniture store tenant left last year, a small developer and property manager gutted and redesigned this space into a live-work loft in Sunset Park for a visual artist. Hernco Properties has owned the property since 1985. The building’s original style became the inspiration for the redesign. “Since the property was built with early 20th century details, we wanted to keep that aesthetic,” particularly in the kitchen and bath, said Hernco Property Manager Keith Hernandez. In other areas, they exposed the beams and brick. Work started in December and finished in March. The artist who is now renting the space saw it before construction started and planned to use it as a live-work studio. So accordingly, Hernco placed the bedroom, kitchen and bath in the rear, leaving the front of the space open to be used as a work area. Most of the building materials came from local lumber yard Sunrise Lumber, Lowe’s and Ikea. Hernco chose a porcelain tub, farmhouse sink and subway tiles in keeping with the early 20th century feel. The bathtub came from Vintage Tub & Bath online. The kitchen cabinets are from Sunset Park’s Modern Building Supply. Mason and chimney expert Manuel LaSalle installed the salvage mantel and got the fireplace in working order. Ruben Flooring Co. put in wood flooring. Family operated Hernco owns more than 20 properties in Sunset Park, including mixed-use buildings, multi-family brownstones and apartment buildings. Check out more photos after the jump.
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]
It’s rare to find a decent-sized prewar two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights for under a million bucks these days, so this co-op at the St. George Tower on Hicks and Clark asking $950,000 might strike someone’s fancy. It’s not huge and it doesn’t feel as vintage-y as some prewar fans might want, but it’s on […]
This renovated studio for rent in a Kensington co-op is bright white, new looking and relatively spacious. The L-shaped apartment has a bunch of white built-in wall units that offer tons of storage but give the space a somewhat clinical (or very modern) look. Those little built-in tables in the living area could function as […]
A real estate firm named JEMB Realty bought a parking lot in downtown Brooklyn for $38,464,188. If that seems like a staggering amount to pay for a parking lot, well, it’s located at 420-428 Albee Square, right across the street from City Point. It’s got 185,000 buildable square feet, The Real Deal reported. That works […]