The huge rental building — shrouded in mystery until its owner, Sam Boymelgreen, was revealed last week — at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace will have what looks like a gray brick and rusted steel exterior, judging by this rendering a reader found on the architect’s website. While the materials and massing look a little bit dark and brooding in the rendering, we think the materials are interesting and it could be appealing from the street in person. The large street-level windows look pedestrian-friendly.
The architects are DJ Associates Architect PC and Luca Andrisani Architects. The 126-unit building, called The Kestrel, will have a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. “Amenities will include a gym, spa, media room, business center, lounge, child playroom, attended parking, rooftop recreation spaces and concierge service,” said the architect’s site. As we mentioned last week, leasing will start in April.
Here’s a refreshingly priced pad with park views that’s been on the market for less than a month. The two-bedroom, two-bath co-op at 185 Prospect Park Southwest has 1,300 square feet and has been recently renovated. What’s more, it has a private terrace that looks out over the park. Common charges are $1,017 and the seller is asking $725,000. Waddya think?
This lovely apartment in Windsor Terrace is spacious but expensive for a one-bedroom. (The listing also has it as a 1.5 bedroom and the floor plan shows two bedrooms.) We like the dark wood, and the glass doors help bring light into the living room in the middle. The kitchen looks good and has a dishwasher, and the bathroom seems new with its space-age looking shower.
The bedroom has a walk-in closet and a small home office attached. And the room on the other side of the apartment could be used as a second bedroom or a separate dining room. With the glass doors, it would work well for a couple or parents and a small child. What do you think of it for $3,000 a month?
A somewhat mysterious party wall in a Windsor Terrace house ended up taking a renovation in some surprising new directions.
Tax records pegged the house as late 19th century, but clues hinted that it might date from the mid-19th century or even earlier. A peaked roofline in the front of the house just barely visible behind a porch addition looked Italianate-Gothic, as did a dilapidated hayloft behind the house. The house was 25 feet wide and attached on one side, but it had originally been a freestanding house.
The whole thing was a “conglomeration of really ugly boxes,” said architect Alexandra Barker. ”It had a double decker front porch, it had been a pitched roof house, and there was a giant two story box on the back.”
The clients, a couple with three children, didn’t give Barker a lot of directives, but were open to something modern. Their main requirements were four bedrooms upstairs and space for entertaining, since they are very social and often host neighborhood gatherings.
As the renovation progressed, however, it became clear that a whole new building was needed. (more…)
A house at 107 Terrace Place set a record when it sold for $1,980,000 this month, according to The New York Daily News. The previous record was set by 18 Sherman Place, which traded for $1,900,000 in 2007, said the story.
The 1960s house at 107 Terrace Place was extensively renovated and came with a garage. The floor plan is unusual, with the kitchen and dining room on the same floor as the bedrooms, but the living room is on the ground floor. The five-bedroom home has 3,500 square feet of space and a top-floor rental unit.
The story asked if Windsor Terrace could be “the next Park Slope” and noted soaring multi-million-dollar prices there are pushing up prices in Windsor Terrace and elsewhere throughout Brooklyn.
This two-bedroom floor-through in Windsor Terrace has some lovely prewar details. The ornate fretwork screen is very pretty, and there are some nice moldings on the walls and around the windows, along with a decorative fireplace. The kitchen and bathroom both seem serviceable and clean, though maybe not exactly modern. However, the kitchen looks quite large, as does the master bedroom and the living room. And it’s not terribly far from Prospect Park and the F/G trains. What do you think of it for $2,600 a month?
If you do not already live in Windsor Terrace, perhaps you’ve thought about it. Specifically, you may have noted its proximity to Prospect Park and wondered if there are any secret housing bargains to be found there — if you’ve heard of the neighborhood at all.
A story in The New York Times real estate section looking at what it’s like to live in the area does not entirely clear up this question. The area is relatively small with few transactions, so it’s hard to get a grip on what things cost there, according to the story. However, it appears Windsor Terrace is competitive with if not more expensive than South Slope, with prices for row houses clocking in at “nearly $2,000,000,” according to the Times.
The one large grocery store in the area, Key Food, famously closed, but is expected to open a small outpost in its former home, now a Walgreens, this coming spring. In late November, only 15 properties of any kind were on the market. The F train takes about 40 minutes to get to midtown, according to the story.
If you live there, does the Times writeup ring true? What is your favorite thing about the area?
We don’t know much about Windsor Terrace but its proximity to the park seems like it would be a big plus. This mixed-use property has some nice details and upgrades as well as a two-car garage. It’s close to the F and G trains, a farmer’s market, P.S. 154, and the park, according to the listing. Upstairs are two floor-through apartments with two and three bedrooms; downstairs is an open space that could work as a studio or store. What do you think of it for $2,300,000?
This turn-of-the-last-century brick row house with porch in Windsor Terrace looks to be in great shape. There’s no fireplace, but it does have a center stair and hall, pier mirror, tile entry, and modern layout with all the living on one floor. The kitchen has been charmingly renovated (we don’t know what that counter material is but we like it) although we’d rather tile than exposed brick. Does $1,700,000 seem about right for a 1,500-square-foot, two-story one-family right by the park?
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is located at the newish condo building off Prospect Park at 346 Coney Island Avenue. It comes with 1,183 square feet, two balconies, and a washer/dryer. You also get a few condo perks like doorman service, a gym and a roof deck. The whole shebang is asking $3,100 a month. Seem right to you?
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom rental comes from the Park Circle condo building at 346 Ocean Avenue, right off the park. The listing says it’s 1,183 square feet, but the rooms look a little cramped in the photos. Otherwise, the finishes are nice and shiny. There are also two private balconies. Asking rent comes in at $3,250 a month. For the condo space, and the park access, think that’s about right? 346 Coney Island Avenue [Corcoran] GMAPP*Shark