The wait is almost over: Phase 1 of the townhouses at Navy Green are within weeks of occupancy. By the time the snow from this blizzard melts, you could be settling into one of these airy three- or four-bedroom homes, each featuring over 3,000 square feet of space.
We recently went on a tour of one of the homes, and when we weren’t too busy daydreaming of living here ourselves, we took plenty of pictures of the interiors for you to check out. Come on inside! (more…)
This new townhouse development in South Slope has put its first three units on the market — all two bedroom apartments. The most expensive unit in the building at 289 13th Street is a duplex consisting of the garden level and finished cellar with a back yard for $1,599,000.
The parlor floor unit, which has a rear balcony and access to its own roof deck, is asking $999,000. The top floor apartment, which also has a rear balcony and a roof deck, is asking $1,029,000.
While the building is a story taller than those of the adjacent houses, the architect, Ben Ellis of Ellis + Donnelly Studio managed to create a design that, for the most part, fits in well with its neighbors by incorporating red brick, stone lintels and a cornice. The interiors, however, are modern.
Curbed, which first reported on the development, took issue with the kitchens — which are a far cry from the typical subway tile and slab of marble — calling them “some of the ugliest kitchens in the world.”
What do you think about them, and the rest of the project? Click through for images of the kitchens and more.
The developer of Navy Green, the big multi-building, multi-phase mixed-income development on the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill border, has started taking lottery applications for affordable condos. Qualified applicants will get to live in a 12-story, 99-unit building under construction at 8 Vanderbilt Avenue, on the corner of Flushing. There are 74 income-restricted condos ranging from one to three bedrooms, as well as a courtyard, playground, storage units, bike parking and roof terrace, according to the building’s website.
One-bedrooms will start at $230,000, two-bedrooms at $330,000 and three-bedrooms at $410,000. Income ranges set by the HPD start at $54,000 for a single person and go all the way up to $175,350 for a family of six. Fill out an application and mail it in by May 26. Anyone who wants to apply can attend informational seminars on April 2 and 15 from 6 to 8 pm, at Founder’s Hall at Francis College, located at 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights. (more…)
The bluestone-clad luxury condos at 345 Carroll Street in Gowanus are 70 percent sold (in contract, that is), according to reps from developer Sterling Equities. Workers are still driving piles at the former Regency Carts site, but the pit between Hoyt and Bond Streets will eventually become 32 condos, 18 of which will have outdoor space. (more…)
Since empty lots and industrial properties near the BQE seem to be the final frontier of Williamsburg real estate, yet another condo building has hit the market there at 150 Richardson Street. The factory-inspired eight-unit development currently has three condos up for grabs, with one-bedrooms starting at $949,000.
The cheapest one-bedroom, #2B, clocks in at 727 square feet with a 155-square-foot balcony. (That’s works out to $1,075 $1,305 per square foot, for those of you keeping score at home.) The next one up is #2A, a similarly sized one-bedroom topped with a 327-square-foot private roof deck asking $989,000. And the priciest listing so far is #4A, a duplex two-bedroom with 964 square feet of interior space and a 381-square-foot roof deck that wants $1,395,000.
Christopher Papa Architects designed the project, which sports arched windows, exposed reclaimed brick “from a carriage and buggy factory,” exposed concrete columns and antique oak hardwood floors. Black Diamond Group developed it, and Withers & Grain handled the interiors. We think the finishes are appealing, if fairly typical for Williamsburg condos — blue shaker-style cabinets, quartzite counters, white subway-tile bathrooms. What’s your opinion of the look and the pricing?
The finishes at this Ansonia condo feel pretty generic but the three-bedroom pad has a good layout, generous proportions and views to die for. In addition to 1,600 square feet of living space, there’s a small private balcony. The asking price is $2,195,000, which comes out to over $1,350 a foot.
The Passive House condo craze has come to Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, the Columbia Street Waterfront and now Williamsburg. We discovered this design for four stories of eco-friendly condos at 285 Grand Street on the website of developer Blue Zees.
There will be two large apartments spread across 5,416 square feet of residential space, in addition to 4,600 square feet of retail, according to building applications disapproved last week. And a restaurant will occupy the ground floor, according to Schedule A filings.
David Berridge Architect will design the project. It looks like the facade will be clad in metal siding, a feature we’ve come to expect on Passive House buildings. Both condos will have terraces, and the upper unit will be a duplex with double height windows. Blue Zees paid $2,850,000 for the property in 2012, and demolished a one-story garage last year.
Apartments at the 32-unit development at 345 Carroll Street first went on sale last September, and more than half are now spoken for. This two-bedroom on the fourth floor is still available. The interiors of this building are very nice in our opinion — definitely a step up from your typical new construction finishes. Of course, that’s reflected in the price: $1,695,000 for 1,261 square feet comes out to almost $1,350 a foot.
The first of the Passive House condos at 210 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill went up for sale last month, and now the seven-story building is getting its windows. Both the teaser site and the construction fence proclaim, “The future of the City of Brooklyn begins here.”
While we’re not sure about that, the 10-unit building will include sustainable features like an electric car charging station, solar hot water heaters, triple-glazed windows, extensive insulation and energy recovery units. Designed by SBLM Architects and developed by Nava Companies, the building will be clad in custom brass tiles, according to the listing copy (you can see a closeup on the teaser site). We hope they don’t sizzle in the sun.
The development now has three listings online — two three-bedrooms and a four-bedroom — starting from $2,425,000. One asking $2,495,000 is already in contract.
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?
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.
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.