365 bridge street downtown brooklyn 102014

The price of this penthouse unit at the Belltel Lofts in Downtown Brooklyn has come way down since hitting the market in August. It started at $2,250,000 and is now asking $1,850,000. What do you get for your money? Great views of New York Harbor and 1,645 square feet of living space. Unfortunately there’s no outdoor space, something that many other higher-floor units in this building have. Monthly charges are still low — $1,290 a month. What do you think this’ll end up going for?

365 Bridge Street, #23A [Corcoran] GMAP


Incredibly, more than 50 percent of the apartments at ultra-luxury Red Hook condo building 160 Imlay are in contract less than a month after sales launched. Construction on the conversion of the warehouse started in June, and is expected to wrap in 2016. On the first of this month, listings went up for 10 units, and now there are 49 units listed on StreetEasy, all of which are in contract. The building has 70 units altogether but no available units are listed online. BuzzBuzzHome was the first to report on the sales.

Prices range from $862,875 for an 885-square-foot one-bedroom to $5,397,840 for an 3,831 square foot one-bedroom. (There are also studios, two-bedrooms and three-bedroom units.) Est4te Four is the developer and Aldo Andreoli of AA Studio is the designer. The interiors preserve some of the industrial details of the warehouse, which was one of the first cast-in-place concrete buildings, such as concrete beams and high ceilings. The units feature extra-large triple-paned windows to take advantage of the views. There are wide plank oak floors, white matte lacquer Italian kitchens, and appliances by Miele. Douglas Elliman is handling the sales. The building is in the flood zone.

Any theories as to why these are going so fast?

160 Imlay Website [160 Imlay]  GMAP
New York Dock Building Conversion 160 Imlay Is Selling Fast [BBH]
Listings Go up for Red Hook Conversion [Brownstoner]
Rendering via Douglas Elliman

1 northside piers williamsburg 102014

The views from this new listing on the 18th floor at 1 Northside Piers in Williamsburg are pretty darn impressive. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad also sports a private balcony in addition to all the “luxury” finishes you’d expect. The price of $1,495,000 actually seems perfectly reasonable for a 1,064-square-foot apartment in this location with this view (and by reasonable we mean relative to the current market).

1 Northside Piers, #18J [Corcoran] GMAP

29 tiffany place columbia street waterfront 102014

The original details are the main attraction at 29 Tiffany Place in the Columbia Waterfront District. This fifth-floor pad sports beautiful wood columns and ceilings (which are 11 feet high). The kitchen has also been well renovated recently. One drawback of the 862-square-foot unit is the fact that it has only one bathroom. The common charges are fairly low though — and it’s just around the corner from Pok Pok.

29 Tiffany Place, #5I [Halstead] GMAP


The turn of the century apartment house at 582 2nd Street in Park Slope was converted from seven rentals to five extremely luxurious condos last year, and now the building is sold out, according to reps from Town Residential. Construction began last year at the development, which is named the Bennett House after the building’s architect, Thomas Bennett. The fifth and final unit, a 1,503-square-foot two-bedroom duplex priced at $1,695,000, went into contract last week. In total, the building will bring in more than $8,000,000 in condo sales, according to Town.

The family-sized apartments have two to four bedrooms each and occupy whole floors or more, ranging in size from 1,396 to more than 1,600 square feet. The windows are large and the ceilings high. Finishes include Vermont Ash hardwood floors and Calacatta marble countertops. Ramon Maislen from Phasa Development developed the four-story building, an ornate limestone Renaissance Revival constructed in 1909.

Edwardian Park Slope Building Debuts Four-Bedroom Condos Starting at $2.395 Million [Brownstoner]
Condo Conversion Planned for Park Slope’s 1909 Bennett House Apartment Building [Brownstoner] GMAP

143 bergen street boerum hill 102014

It’s painful to shell out a million bucks and only get a single floor of a townhouse, but such is life in several Brooklyn neighborhoods these days. At least in the case of this top-floor place (which is asking $1,025,000) you get a nice-looking product. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad has been very tastefully and thoroughly renovated. Being on the top floor also has its benefits: The skylight really enhances the kitchen and natural light in general seems ample.

143 Bergen Street, #401 [Corcoran] GMAP

173 amity street 1

Stribling has launched sales for eight new condos at 173 Amity Street in Cobble Hill, a limestone multi-family built in the late 19th century. Developer Lonicera Partners is gut renovating the nine existing apartments into eight two- and three-bedrooms, with two units occupying each floor of the four-story building. Four listings are up so far, with three two-bedrooms priced from $1,725,000 and a three-bedroom priced at $2,245,000.

Designed by PKSB Architects, units feature Bosch appliances, walnut and white lacquer cabinets, white ash hardwood floors, bay windows and marble bathrooms. One of the top floor apartments features a roof deck, and each unit has private storage, central A/C and a washer/dryer. A three-bedroom is already in contract, and closings are expected to start in late 2014.

The entire building last sold in 2012 for $4,525,000. Click through for interior renderings.

What do you think of the design and prices?

173 Amity Street [Official] GMAP
173 Amity Street Listings [Stribling]


580 carroll street park slope 102014

If you’re looking for a building in Park Slope with a strong modern pedigree, the Enrique Norten-designed development at 580 Carroll isn’t a bad place to start. In addition to clean lines and slick finishes, it has a large common yard and this unit comes with a private balcony. One potential drawback depending on your lifestyle: The kitchen is really just a kitchenette set into the wall of the living area. The asking price for the 1,270-square-foot apartment is $1,397,000.

580 Carroll Street, #2C [Elliman] GMAP


A one-bedroom condo resale in a relatively new construction building in Crown Heights has gone for more than $1,000 a square foot, quite a high price for these parts and possibly a record for a condo sale in the neighborhood. The for-sale-by-owner apartment, Unit 3C at 823 Classon Avenue, closed August 15 for $675,000, almost double what it sold for in 2011 ($350,000).

The 611-square-foot apartment has a balcony and a parking spot, and the building has a roof deck and gym. The open house was well attended, and there were multiple offers in the 670s, according to a reader (not the owner) who tipped us off to the sale. The building was completed in 2010.


The Bed Stuy condo that set a record for the neighborhood when it cracked the $1,000,000 mark and sold for $1,040,000 in 2013 is back on the market and asking $1,450,000.

At the time, commenters on Curbed proclaimed the over $1 million sale to be evidence of a bubble.

The owners of 105 Lexington Avenue, Unit 4G, a photographer and photo agent who moved to Bed Stuy from the Lower East Side when their children left home, decorated with flea market finds and souvenirs of their travels. They transformed the look of the kitchen by removing some cabinet doors and painting the cabinets white, but otherwise did little in the way of renovation.

Earlier this year, one of them told us, “I like to redo spaces and move. I’m always checking the real estate section. If I found something, I would pounce on it. We could move in six months or five years. I would really love to own a carriage house, or a loft. The hunting and gathering is so much fun for me — once you’re done, you’re done.”

Now they’re relocating to Charleston, S.C. The 1,648-square-foot apartment last sold for approximately $631 per square foot and the new ask is about $880 a square foot. What do you think this apartment’s history says about the market?

105 Lexington Avenue, #4G Listing [HomeCanvasr.com]
Clinton Hill Loft with Private Roof Deck: 105 Lexington Avenue, #4G [BK Fullest]
Condo of the Day: 105 Lexington Avenue, #4H [Brownstoner]
Photo via BK to the Fullest

555 washington avenue clinton hill 92014

The condo apartments in the old seminary building at the corner of Washington and Atlantic avenues have plenty of architectural details to recommend them but can present challenges when it comes to subdividing into living quarters. This three-level ground-floor pad has a showstopper of an archway leading out to the private yard as well as 14-foot vaulted ceilings. A portion of the apartment is mezzanined, with the kitchen tucked in underneath a sleeping area. The 1,094-square-foot unit is asking $795,000.

555 Washington Avenue, #1D [Halstead] GMAP


After years of litigation, a change of ownership, talk of rentals and artists studios, listings have gone up for 160 Imlay, which turn out to be luxury condos with spectacular views of the river priced competitively with similar property in “prime” Brooklyn.

Ten units have been listed so far, ranging in price from $973,000 to $3,857,325. The latter, the priciest listing in Red Hook right now, according to DNAinfo, is only a one-bedroom. It has 3,429 square feet and is on the sixth floor. The floor plan labels it a “white box studio,” which sounds like raw loft space. The same renderings are shown for all the listings.

Three units asking $973,000 are also one-bedrooms, but they are on the fourth and fifth floors and only about 973 square feet.

The architect of the conversion of the industrial building is Morris Adjmi Architects. Construction is expected to finish up in 2016.

160 Imlay, #6DI [Douglas Elliman]
160 Imlay Conversion Brings Expensive Condos to Red Hook [Curbed]
Converted Red Hook Building’s 1-Bedroom Condo Listed for $3.8M [DNA]
160 Imlay Coverage [Brownstoner]
Renderings via Douglas Elliman (more…)