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 penthouse at 85 Adams Street has just become available for the asking price of $2,600,000. There are three bedrooms — two of them big — and two bathrooms.
The real draw, however, is the large living and dining area that opens onto a 550-square-foot private terrace with killer views of pretty much everything. The interior square footage is only 1,785 so it’ll be interesting to see if they get their price.
Development and architectural firm The Brooklyn Home Company has seven projects under construction in various Brooklyn neighborhoods, including brownstone condo conversions, new condo developments and townhouse renovations. Brooklyn Home principal and developer Bill Caleo sent us a full list of the developments, their progress and renderings for four of them:
256 Cumberland Street, a condo project (gut renovation with addition) will be complete in the next two weeks to a month. The brownstone facade has been fully restored. Attorney General approval is in process/imminent.
77 Douglass Street, a condo project (gut renovation) will be complete around May 1. AG approval is in process.
27 Lincoln Place, a luxury two-family townhouse (gut renovation and addition) will be complete around April 15.
27 7th Avenue is a luxury two-family townhouse with garden rental and owner’s triplex (pictured above). The partial gut renovation will be complete around May 1. The front facade, which has details featured in the Landmark Preservation Commission handbook, has been restored. The unusual building was designed by the same architect who built the church on Lincoln Place and 6th Avenue in Park Slope. There is lots of original detail on the interior as well, which has been restored.
340 Dean Street, a condo project, broke ground recently. Brooklyn Home is currently building the foundation and estimates 11 to 14 months to completion.
559-563 Carroll Street, a condo project broke ground recently. They are finishing up the foundation. Will finish up in 11 to 14 months.
84 Congress Street, a condo project (and a joint venture between The Brooklyn Home Company and MESH Architectures) has broken ground. Will take nine months to a year to complete.
Wow, the camera sure loves this freshly renovated condo at 225 Eastern Parkway. The 2,028-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a breakfast nook. The main living/dining space is also unusually large and there’s lots of light despite being on the second floor. Asking price is $1,750,000. That’s more than $850 a foot in Crown Heights. Impressive if they can get it.
This classic six at 255 Eastern Parkway just hit the market with an asking price of $1,095,000. That comes out to almost $800 a foot, a pretty serious ask for Crown Heights. Personally we’d like to see a sexier kitchen for that price but otherwise this place is a prewar gem located just a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Museum. Given that neighbor 5A just closed for $1,930,000, or $965 a square foot, this should be a slam dunk.
How awesome is this condo at the Montauk Club in Park Slope? The full-floor unit clocks in at a whopping 4,200 square feet and has beaucoup original details. The location’s hard to beat for convenience and proximity to the park as well. This kind of mac daddy living don’t come cheap though: The asking price is $5,250,000 and the monthly costs come in at just north of $4,500. Amazing!
The apartments in the old Board of Ed building at 110 Livingston Street are generally very well-proportioned and this two-bedroom is no exception. Weighing in at 1,100 square feet, the 11th-floor condo has high ceilings, big windows and two real bedrooms. The standard Two Trees kitchens that come with the place are also very nice. The price tag is $1,200,000, well north of the $1,000-a-foot barrier, and the monthly expenses come to $716 for now.
Sales have started and interior renderings are now available for 14 condos at the former 84th precinct police station at 72 Poplar Street in Brooklyn Heights, as Curbed was the first to report. The two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments range in size from 1,424 to 3,368 square feet and are asking from $1,600,000 to around $6,000,000. Designed by Freyer Architects, the building will feature a gym, lounge, bike storage, virtual doorman and parking. Some of the apartments will have outdoor space.
The former garage next door will become a two-story townhouse with a one-story addition, a one-car garage, a private, landscaped rear garden and a roof deck. Construction began during the summer of 2012, after Landmarks approved a two-story addition, and is scheduled to wrap up in the next month or two, according to the developer, the Daten Group. Move-ins will start this summer.
This 1,100-square-foot loft at the Newswalk building in Prospect Heights just hit the market with an asking price of $799,000. It’s a nice open rectangle of a space with a wall of windows and high ceilings. It’s not exactly made for family living but would be a great pad for a single or a childless couple!
Construction is chugging along at 255 Columbia Street, a Passive House boutique condo development with 13 units in the Columbia Street Waterfront neighborhood. Six of the building’s planned seven stories have risen so far, and alteration permits indicate the finished product will be 19,700 square feet.
HPI Development began marketing four of the units in October, and prices will range from $900,000 to $2,000,000. Designed by Loadingdock5, the super-insulated building will feature triple-paned windows and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
Each condo has its own balcony. High-end details include 4-inch-wide American walnut flooring, honed white Carrara marble mosaic tile floors and Calacatta marble counters in the master baths.
Five-bedroom apartments are pretty hard to come by, so it’s a little surprising that this one at One Brooklyn Bridge Park has sat on the market for over a year. Although only on the second floor, the 5,000-square-foot pad has great views and lotsa light.
Parts of the apartment have 20-foot ceilings and there’s a private terrace overlooking the park. The price has not budged since hitting that market 13 months ago for $4,995,000.