This gut renovated three-bedroom, 1.5-bath pad in Crown Heights would work well for roommates. The kitchen isn’t huge, but it has a dishwasher and “open breakfast bar,” which is evidently the opening to the living room.
And the living room is separate from the kitchen, a layout that is slowly disappearing in the cheaper gut renos. There’s also a washer/dryer next to the kitchen. The price is about what you’d expect for this part of the neighborhood, because it’s north of Eastern Parkway and close to all the action on Franklin Avenue. What are your thoughts on it for $2,800 a month?
The struggling Sheepshead Bay condo complex known as The Breakers has just started renting apartments, after an undisclosed buyer bought up its 49 empty units earlier this year. The wavy-looking, Art Deco-style buildings on the waterfront have 13 one-, two- and three-bedroom rentals being marketed by Aptsandlofts.com. One-bedrooms start at $1,608 a month, two-bedroom units at $2,567, and three-bedrooms at $3,117 a month.
Each apartment in the private gated community features granite countertops, Jacuzzi bathtubs, central air and washer/dryers. Some units also have balconies or private roof decks. Amenities include an outdoor pool, gym, 43 underground parking spaces, bike storage, and a private fishing pier with outdoor seating.
Although the 75-unit development was finished in 2009, developer Jacob Pinson defaulted on a construction loan and filed for bankruptcy. Madison Realty Capital acquired it for an estimated $19,000,000 in December 2012, and the 49 unsold condos changed hands again in January for $24,500,000, The Real Deal reported at the time.
The listing copy is selling this new-construction three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in Red Hook as a summer party pad. “You could throw the best parties of the season here” reads the copy, with 1,350 square feet of space, a roof terrace and a parking spot in the cement-covered front yard.
It’s only a couple blocks from the water, two parks and Ikea. But like most Red Hook rentals, the price seems high for the location, which is a mile from the nearest subway stop. Then again, it’s cheaper than the Hamptons. What’s your opinion of it for $4,000 a month?
The Karl Fischer-designed rental building at 544 Union Avenue in Willliamsburg, The Union, is now 60 percent leased, Aptsandlofts.com tells us. The building, located on Union between Withers and Frost two blocks from McCarren Park, started leasing in November.
Rents at the glassy 94-unit building range from $2,292 a month for a studio to $3,988 a month for a two-bedroom. There are also a few three-bedrooms that don’t seem to be on the market yet.
Amenities include a putting green, a cabana, yoga room, billiard room and library, according to its website.
This three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in Bed Stuy is spacious and freshly renovated. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and there’s a washer and dryer upstairs. And there are a few decorative mantels.
It seems like a good fit for a family or a group of roommates who are willing to pay a little more ($1,166 per room split three ways). What do you think of it for $3,500 a month?
This Park Slope two-bedroom is attractive but has a problematic layout. The original wood mantels and the tin backsplash in the kitchen add a bit of old-fashioned flair, and the red accent paint is quite modern.
But the one bathroom is only accessible through the larger bedroom, making this apartment unworkable for roommates. Besides that quirk, the location is great — close to the park and the 2/3 trains at Grand Army Plaza.
It seems like a good fit for a couple, who might want to use the smaller bedroom as an office. What do you think of it for $3,200 a month?
A sign just went up last week at 335 Carroll Street, aka the Carroll Gardens “Hell Building,” that says “coming spring 2014.” A check of broker MySpaceNYC’s site reveals, as rumored earlier, they are likely to be rentals. The site doesn’t have any details, but the address is listed under the “rentals” section.
The warehouse conversion has dragged on for years. The construction site sign says it’s is scheduled to finish by May 1. Last we heard, Sterling Equities was considering buying and demolishing the Hell Building after acquiring the Regency Carts site next door for $12,500,000. No sales have hit the public records, and as far as we know developer Isaac Fishman still owns the property.
We’ve included a photo of the building after the jump.
After years in the works, luxury rental building 97 Grand Avenue near the Navy Yard in Clinton Hill has just begun leasing. Apartments start at $2,300, Curbed reported. The 27 one-, two- and three-bedroom units are asking as much as $5,460. They range in size from 624 to 1,415 square feet. MNS put 11 units on the market; four have terraces.
Designed by Garth Hayden, the building includes on-site parking, a furnished roof deck, a common courtyard and a storage room. Each unit also has stainless steel appliances and a washer and dryer. The first open house took place yesterday, and move-ins are scheduled to start next month. What do you think of the prices and look?
We’re digging the clean look and the tin ceiling in this cute Cobble Hill one-bedroom. The white renovations in the kitchen and bathroom seem modern without looking sterile, and the kitchen is extra large, with a dishwasher and enough room for a small dining table. At this price point, laundry in the building would be nice, but Cobble Hill doesn’t come cheap these days.
We do wonder, though, about the size of the bedroom and the location. The bedroom is not pictured but looks to be on the side, which means there may not be space for more than a single or full size bed. Also, the building is located in the block next to the BQE and it’s far from the subway — about eight or nine blocks to the F train at Bergen. Given all this, do you think it’ll rent for $2,850 a month?
This renovated three-bedroom, two-bath owner’s duplex in Bed Stuy seems nice for a small family. The freshly renovated kitchen includes a dishwasher, and there is a dining room overlooking a private garden.
It’s in a bay-windowed brownstone that’s only 15.5 feet wide, which explains the odd shape of the parlor and one of the bedrooms. The laundry is located in the unfinished basement. It’s two blocks from the A/C and LIRR at Nostrand Avenue. Do you think it’s worth $3,500 a month?
Here’s a recently renovated owner’s duplex with original details and outdoor space in Boerum Hill. Although it’s narrow at 18 feet wide, the four-bedroom, three-bath apartment looks spacious and bright.
The listing says the whole place was gut renovated three years ago, and the kitchen reno seems to have turned out well with its granite countertops and dark wood cabinets. There are pretty plaster details, exposed brick, and a wood burning fireplace with a marble mantel in the living room.
There’s a garden and deck, and the basement is available for storage. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s two blocks from the Barclays Center. What are your thoughts on it for $7,500 a month?
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.