Airy Williamsburg Loft in Former Jazz Ballroom With High Ceilings, Roof Deck Wants $6,582

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Here’s a distinctive rental — a split level loft with 20-foot ceilings in a former dance hall. It’s at 318 Grand Street in Williamsburg, the former site of the Grand Paradise Ballroom, which opened circa 1925 and was a hot spot for big bands back in the day before it closed in the 1970s.

It was revived in 2000 as a rental building with 29 units, one being this 1,500-square-foot number, on the second floor. It’s a striking space, with a vast living area and an upper mezzanine railed by a cast-iron balustrade.

It’s a corner space with many a window, including some sweet arched ones on the upper level. There’s a good-sized “gallery” in the front, and an open steel staircase leading to the upper level.

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It’s listed as a two-bedroom, which is a bit of a head-scratcher as there’s no real bedroom to speak of, or at least not one with a door that closes. The mezzanine would be the obvious place to rest one’s head, but it’s not a shareable setup.

The bathroom is pretty drab and minimalist for this price point and lacks a medicine cabinet or even a mirror. The galley kitchen is a lot better, with a stone countertop and new appliances.

The building offers laundry, a roof deck and bike storage.

Listed by Ernest Hill of Halstead, the place wants $6,582, a not inconsiderable sum for a place that, as noted, is not designed for sharing. It’s a cool space, though — like the look of it?

[Listing: 318 Grand Street #2B | Broker: Halstead] GMAP

Brooklyn Apartments for Rent in Williamsburg at 318 Grand Street

Brooklyn Apartments for Rent in Williamsburg at 318 Grand Street

Brooklyn Apartments for Rent in Williamsburg at 318 Grand Street

Brooklyn Apartments for Rent in Williamsburg at 318 Grand Street

 

Brooklyn Apartments for Rent in Williamsburg at 318 Grand Street

 

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark.

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark.

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