Pierhouse Luxuries Include Composters and Reclaimed Wood Floors

The Toll Brothers decided to embrace the design aesthetics of Brooklyn Bridge Park when building their newest luxury condo development, Pierhouse. Every unit will have its own $400 composter and wood floors reclaimed from Dumbo’s waterfront warehouses, reported The New York Daily News. Architect Jonathan Marvel lined the building’s base with the same granite used in the Brooklyn Bridge. It may be “the most Brooklyn of condos,” said Curbed. Already 4,500 people have signed up for information on the building’s 108 units, which are still under construction in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The apartments range from one- to five-bedrooms and are mostly duplexes with double height living rooms and 18-foot-high windows. Eighty percent of the units will have private outdoor space, and kitchens will have marble countertops and solid American walnut cabinetry with Gaggenau appliances. Master bathrooms will feature soaking tubs, glass-enclosed showers, and marble floors and walls.

Building amenities include a yoga room, multiple gyms, an outdoor terrace, several lounges, on-site underground parking , bike storage, 24-hour concierge services, and access to amenities in the hotel at the north end of the site. Brooklyn Bridge Park landscape architect Michael van Valkenburg will design the development’s public outdoor spaces.

The condo building’s west-facing side, looking out over the East River, will have a limestone facade, and the east-facing side, looking down on Furman Street, will be clad in anodized aluminum paneling. The 200-room 1 Hotel, at the northernmost edge of the development, will have a 12,000-square-foot event space and farm-to-table restaurant by Seamus Mullen. Starwood is developing the hotel, and INC Architecture and Design is designing the interiors.

To protect the site from future floods and storms, the architects set the first level of apartments 11 feet above the required flood level and moved all the mechanicals from the basement to an upper floor, according to Curbed. There’s also an emergency generator to power elevators and unit appliances, and the driveway into the garage has a flood gate.

There are more renderings after the jump!

Pierhouse Aims to Blend in at Brooklyn Bridge Park [The New York Daily News]
Pierhouse Woos Brooklynites With Composters, Eco Aesthetic [Curbed]
Renderings by Marvel Architects Via Curbed

7 Comment

  • Underground parking- LOL. Wonder how that’s going to work out with future storms.

    • Oh I meant to add that to the post, actually! Curbed notes that the garage has a flood gate, the first level of apartments sits above the required flood level, and the building mechanicals are on the upper floors.

      • Rebecca, I’m glad that you added those flood hardening details! No developer in their right mind would not make a new building in a flood zone more flood resistant. So many people are critical of this kind of project in flood zones, but they are prepared and Sandy was not just a 100 year storm, it was a 200 year storm! These criticisms are simply alarmist and unwarranted.

  • The renderings are amazing, beautiful!

  • These interiors always look so lovely in the rendering and end up being so disappointing. For starters, take those nightclub-sized rooms and shrink them to half the size…though the bottom one actually may be of a common lounge, in which case it looks pretty cool regardless.

  • Stunning! These are going to be $$$$$

  • So, having ‘previewed’ the apartments at the sales center, I’m impressed. The materials are a grade or two above anything I’ve seen in recent new BK developments. The renderings shown here are not of typical units though. The layouts I saw were much more conventional–basically stacked boxes. (The last pic is indeed a residents lounge–which no one will use unless they let you reserve it for private parties.) There’s hardly anything for under $2.5 million. :(

    I’ve seen different sources report that the building design was jacked up 3 or 4 feet after Sandy. But you wonder if even that’s enough.