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This new listing at 535 Dean Street is worth a look even if you’re not in the market. The 2,017-square-foot loft got a serious makeover from the owner, and the result is pretty cool. Of particular note: The giant bookcase and suspended office pod. The high ceilings, huge windows and private balcony round out the offering. At $2,400,000, the ask is well north of $1,000 a foot. The common charges are just $1,365. What do you think of the design?

535 Dean Street, #304 [Halstead] GMAP

150 Richardson exterior rendering

A small condo building at 150 Richardson Street in Williamsburg will launch sales next week, a spokesperson told us, and in the meantime real-estate firm The InHouse Group has released renderings and floor plans and put up a teaser site.

Designed by Christopher Papa Architects, the eight-unit development will include a studio loft with private patio, one-bedroom garden duplex, four one-bedrooms with private balconies or roof decks and two two-bedroom duplexes with terraces, according to a press release. Inspired by Williamsburg’s turn-of-the-century factories, the design has arched windows, exposed concrete columns, “exposed reclaimed brick from a carriage and buggy factory” and antique oak hardwood floors, per the teaser site.

The developer is Black Diamond Development, which constructed a condo building nearby at 174 Jackson Street that looks exactly the same and sold out four years ago. Willimasburg firm Withers & Grain is handling the interior design. The location is about half a block from the BQE. Click through for interior renderings and a few floor plans.

150 Richardson Street [Official] GMAP

Renderings by Jeronimo Lobo of Lobsa Group



Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards’ first condo building, 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, will launch sales this summer, a rep told us. Prices will start roughly in the range of $550,000 and go all the way up to around $5,500,000, according to a teaser site that went live last week.

A few more details: Units will range from studios to four-bedrooms and include penthouses and maisonettes. The design will incorporate “minimal and elegant detailing” and “a strong connection to nature,” according to the copy, as well as views of the eponymous Pacific Park that will span eight acres next door. Amenities include a landscaped roof terrace on the eighth floor, residents’ lounge with fireplace, children’s playroom, chef’s kitchen for entertaining and private events, and a fitness center.

Construction will wrap in June 2016, according to a spokesperson.

As we have already reported, the luxury condo development will rise 17 stories and house 278 apartments. There will also be a pool, locker rooms, a shared library, common roof terrace and 198 bike storage spots.

The 100 percent affordable rental building next door at 535 Carlton Avenue, also designed by COOKFOX, is also supposed to wrap in June 2016.

Click through to see a rendering of the whole building.

550 Vanderbilt [Official]
Atlantic Yards Coverage [Brownstoner]
Renderings by COOKFOX


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This big (1,279 square feet) two-bedroom condo at 1138 Ocean Avenue in Ditmas Park just came on the market with a price tag of $899,000. It’s got a nice modern feel to it and appears to be in great shape. Both bedrooms have a decent amount of room and there’s a private balcony off the living room. How does the price strike you for the area?

1138 Ocean Avenue, #5E [Corcoran] GMAP

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Alloy Development yesterday listed a penthouse at One John Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park for $8,800,000, or $2,406 a square foot, making it one of the priciest condo listings in the borough. The still-under-construction development is also 60 percent sold (in contract), PR reps told us, after launching sales in September.

New renderings of the apartment went up with the listing. The four-bedroom, 4.5-bath condo encompasses 3,657 square feet, plus a 693-square-foot private roof terrace. And there is a fireplace! (It’s gas, not wood burning. Perhaps even more remarkable, the unit has its own vented gas clothes dryer.) 

As pricey as this condo is, it’s nowhere near the $32,000,000 an 11,000-square-foot penthouse at 360 Furman Street in One Brooklyn Bridge Park, also in the park, was asking. That unit, repped by the same agents as this one, was taken off the market five days ago, according to StreetEasy.

The Real Deal was the first to write about the $8,800,000 listing. Alloy designed and developed the building, which is expected to wrap up construction in summer 2016. 

Check out more renderings after the jump. Worth it?

One John Street, PHE Listing [Sotheby's]
Alloy Asks $2,400 per Square Foot for One John St. Penthouse [TRD]
One John Street Coverage [Brownstoner]


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Whoa boy! Check out this monster pad that just became available at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom condo weighs in just a hair shy of 4,000 square feet and features 12-foot ceilings and expansive views in three directions. Even if you can’t come close to affording the $7,500,000 price tag, this listing’s worth checking out for voyeuristic reasons alone.

360 Furman Street, #1014-1015 [Corcoran] GMAP

929 atlantic avenue clinton hill rendering

New York YIMBY published two renderings for the eight-story condo building coming to 929 Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill, one of Brookland Capital’s larger developments. Feingold and Gregory Architects are designing the building, which appears to be wedge-shaped and made of concrete. It is split in two by an elevator shaft and topped by a cheery yellow grid. The facade on one side of the building is angled, and juts out over the street below.

There will be 20 condos and 17,000 square feet. Apartments will range from studios to two-bedrooms, according to YIMBY.

Click through for another rendering. We think the design will improve this low-slung industrial stretch of Atlantic, which was rezoned for residential and taller buildings in 2007. What do you think of the look?

Revealed: 929 Atlantic Avenue [NYY] GMAP
Brookland Capital Plans Eight-Story Apartment Building on Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill [Brownstoner]
Renderings by Feingold and Gregory Architects via NYY


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Two condos at environmentally friendly new building 210 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill have hit the market, Curbed reported. The brass-clad building will have 10 units built to Passive House standards, as well as energy efficient appliances, a solar hot water system and an electric car charging station.

The two apartments listed right now are a 1,563-square-foot three-bedroom asking $2,495,000, and a 3,133-square-foot four-bedroom asking $5,250,000. Interior renderings show fairly typical upscale condos — big, open layouts, marble countertops, freestanding soaking tubs, white oak kitchen cabinets. Check out more interior renderings and an exterior rendering showing the facade’s irregular windows after the jump.

SBLM Architects designed the building, and Nava Companies is the developer.

The apartments are certainly large, but so are the price tags. What do you think of the finishes and prices?

Boerum Hill’s Passive House Condos Are Ready For Buyers [Curbed]
210 Pacific Street Listings [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP
210 Pacific Street Coverage [Brownstoner]
Renderings by SBLM Architects via Brown Harris Stevens


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The condo-fication of Bed Stuy continues with the sales launch of a five-story condo building at 1188 Bedford Avenue, on the corner of Putnam Avenue. Developed by Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital and designed by Suresh Manchanda, the development has 14 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Prices range from $379,000 for a 400-square-foot studio to $825,000 for an 850-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath condo. (That’s about $970/foot, for those of you keeping score at home.)

Apartments feature 10-foot ceilings, rainfall showerheads, pental quartz lattice countertops, white oak hardwood floors and washer/dryers. Some units have terraces or balconies too. Shared amenities include a roof deck and bike storage. What do you think of the look and the pricing?

Click through for more photos and floorplans.

1188 Bedford Avenue Listings [Aptsandlofts.com] GMAP
1188 Bedford Avenue [Official]
Three Mixed-Use Buildings Rising at Putnam and Bedford in Bed Stuy [Brownstoner]


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What do you make of this loft at 259 21st Street that just hit the market? The duplex has a nice open feel, enhanced by 16-foot ceilings, and attractive modern finishes within the shell of the converted school building. The common charges, at $659 a month, are low and the asking price for the 1,350-square-foot apartment is $989,000.

259 21st Street, #1C [Betancourt] GMAP

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Curbed noticed a rendering and teaser site for the condo conversion at 338 Berry Street in Williamsburg, which will be called “Williamsberry” (yes, really). Other plans for the former noodle factory at the corner of South 5th Street have changed slightly: It will get an eighth story and 54 units, according to alteration permits first filed in 2013.

Paris Forino will design the interiors, and apartments will range from studios to four-bedrooms, as well as penthouse and “Skyhouse offerings,” per the teaser site. Elliman broker and “Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund revealed that pricing will range from $575,000 to $3,500,000 and up for the three penthouses.

New Condos Sound Like a Williamsburg-Flavored Fruit Spread [Curbed]
Williamsberry [Official]
338 Berry Street Coverage [Brownstoner]


A condo owner at 163-165 Prospect Park West in Park Slope says someone at the building’s management company allegedly embezzled the building’s reserve fund. Our tipster sent along this letter from the company, Guardian Property Management of Brooklyn. It reveals that “money may have been misappropriated from certain accounts which it [Guardian] maintains on behalf of its clients.”

Apparently Guardian is looking into the theft, and so is the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, according to our tipster. When we contacted the D.A.’s office, a spokeswoman said she could neither confirm nor deny Guardian was under investigation.

“There are at least eight other buildings under Guardian management in Brooklyn that also had their funds wiped out, I am told — perhaps even more,” the tipster added. He said that roughly $100,000 had been stolen from his building alone.

The building has 25 apartments. Guardian’s attorney did not return our calls for comment. Click through to see the letter from the management company.

Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark