A tilted, glassy tower is coming soon to Dumbo, where it will be wedged between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
The slanted, corrugated townhouse at 2 Monitor Street, completed three years ago and built from 21 shipping containers, is now for sale.
The architectural typology of this three-story, one-family brick home is unusual for Brooklyn’s brownstone belt. “It’s a freestanding house in the 1920s Georgian Revival style, two or three steps up from the street,” said architect Adam Glickman of Ridgewood-based Glickman Schlesinger Architects, hired by the homeowners to “pretty much gut” and renovate the house.
The open house picks for this weekend are all move-in ready townhouses, three of them recently updated. All have notable historical features such as arched doorways, staircases, built-ins and elaborate ceilings.
Concrete walls are taking shape at Dumbo’s biggest development site, where foundation work continues. Walls are going up and rebar and concrete forms can be seen on the northern end of the huge block-size development at 85 Jay Street, a recent visit revealed.
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