This loft at 50 Bridge Street in Dumbo has been on the market since the summer for $699,000. While the 980-square-foot pad is not as fancy as most apartments in Dumbo these days, it is priced relatively inexpensively and is in move-in condition. So what’s the hold-up? Could be that the low-ceiling mezzanine that rings the main living space is a tough sell. What do you think?
Technically a one-bedroom — with two baths — this garden-floor duplex has 1,800 square feet of space and a bonus room on the basement level. It’s also got a fair amount of late-Victorian detail, with a pier mirror, paneled dining room and a mantel. The kitchen has Corian counters, Italian lacquer cabinets and a glass tile backsplash. With a private garden and an ask of $1,749,000, do you think it would appeal to a family with children?
The former Watchtower building at 183 Columbia Heights was recently converted to full-floor condominiums. This fourth-floor unit weighs in at 1,727 square feet and sports a master bedroom on the rear of the building plus two smaller bedrooms in the middle of the railroady apartment. As you’d expect for Brooklyn Heights, the finishes are nice, though there’s not much prewar detail on display. The location is primo too. Asking price: $2,095,000.
Townhouse style luxury condos at Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park will start at $1,500,000 for a one-bedrom, developer Toll Brothers revealed yesterday and Dumbo NYC reported. Two bedrooms will range in size from 1,700 square feet to 3,000 square feet and in price from $2,200,000 to $5,000,000. The most expensive units are five bedrooms, and they will range from $6,750,000 to $11,000,000 for 4,200 to 4,900 square feet. The complex overlooks the East River. Construction will wrap in summer 2015.
Wow, it’ll have to be some kind of record for Fort Greene if the top floor of the brownstone at 4 South Portland Avenue sells for the asking price of $1,059,000. As far as we know, no single floor has ever cleared the million-dollar mark. This is a handsome apartment to be sure and it’s located in the first house in from the park so location is premium too. It’s clearly just been rehabbed, and with mostly positive results as far as we can tell. The prewar details have been preserved and the new bathroom looks nicely done but the kitchen looks as generic as they come. Strange choice. Why not spring for some nicer cabinets when you’re shooting for over $1,000 a foot?
That bank of windows sure is nice, but we’re not loving the finishes in this one-bedroom in the Toy Factory Lofts. The building has cred, though, for being the first new residential project downtown back in 2005 when it was converted. A buyer could make it their own, but is $850 a square foot enticing enough? That’s an ask of $700,000. What’s your opinion?
The century-old Bennett House at 582 2nd Street in Park Slope is slated for a luxury condo conversion, according to reps from Town Residential. Ramon Maislen from Phasa Development will develop the four-story, seven-unit apartment building into three full-floor four-bedroom units and two duplex two-bedrooms. Amenities will include custom kitchen cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops, wide plank ash flooring and a roof deck. Town Residential expects to launch sales for the development, which will be called The Bennett House, in January 2014.
Prolific Brooklyn architect Thomas Bennett designed the ornate limestone Renaissance Revival in 1909. Bennett, along with developer Louis Bonert, collaborated on several buildings throughout Park Slope and helped shape the neighborhood’s character.
Now this is a real loft. The 2,000-square-foot space on the third floor of 119 North 11th Street in Williamsburg is nothing if not authentic. Big wood beams, tons of windows, open layout. Given what a high rent district North Williamsburg has become it’s safe to assume that whoever buys this place will at the very least want to upgrade the kitchen, but that’s why it’s priced at $1,750,000 — well below what neighboring “luxury” apartments would go for.
The environmentally friendly Bright ‘n Green condos designed by Robert Scarano in Brighton Beach hit the market last week, Sheepshead Bites reported. The 7,000-square-foot building at 67 Brighton 1st Lane has six units ranging from $295,000 for a studio to $795,000 for a two-bedroom loft with outdoor space.
The net-zero energy building will have solar panels, wind turbines and rainwater collection, and promises “urban farming” and a “migratory bird, bee and butterfly habitat,” according to its website. The apartments have “light-maximizing windows…composed of triple-glazed Krypton-filled solar thermal treated glass and installed inside double-sealed, air-tight insulated window frames,” as well as induction stoves, low-flow toilets and LED lighting.
There’s also a 1,000-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor that Scarano said he hopes to lease to a community-oriented tenant like a preschool or yoga studio, according to the press release sent out about the building. GMAP
This is one of the coolest apartments we’ve seen for sale in a long time. The fourth-floor apartment at 330 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg is a rare breed — a condo conversion that actually managed to maintain an authentic artist’s loft feel. The 30-foot-high ceilings and huge windows certainly help. Potential buyers will have to be okay with the idea of hiking up into the mezzanine bedroom. They will also need an impressive art collection to fill those walls! Asking price is $1,600,000 and the super-low common charges of $125 a month won’t increase until 2018. Love it!
Prospect Lefferts Gardens is the next frontier for Brooklyn developers, wrote Jonathan Berman, vice president of Ariel Property Advisors in the Brooklyn Eagle. The appeal includes proximity to the park, Botanic Garden, and rising property values. Developers are snapping up vacant lots, and stalled projects are back on track.
In the pipeline for this neighborhood known for its 19th century townhouses are 10 projects, eight of which feature a combined total of 616 units, both rentals and condos:
*626 Flatbush Avenue
Hudson Companies plans a 23-story, mixed-use building with 254 rental units and retail and community space (pictured above).
*510 Flatbush Avenue
Tom Anderson of 31 Lincoln Road Development intends to build a nine-story, 56-unit mixed-use building with retail and community space.
*33 Lincoln Road
Anderson is also building an eight-story apartment house with 87 units and retail and community space. (more…)
If a full brownstone in Park Slope is out of your budget, perhaps half a brownstone will do? That’s the pitch with this new lower-duplex listing at 838 President Street. The four-bedroom apartment has been recently renovated in an upscale manner — though we’re not loving all those dropped ceilings with recessed lighting. It’s in great shape though and the location — less than two blocks from the park and Grand Army Plaza — is hard to beat. Asking price for the 1,840-square-foot pad? $2,250,000.