A rare two-bedroom condo is up for grabs at Alfred Tredway White’s historic Cobble Hill Towers in the Cobble Hill Historic District. Built by the housing reformer and philanthropist as model homes for the working poor in 1876-77, the distinctive 186-unit, nine-building red-brick complex at 140 Warren Street centers on common courtyards and has wrought iron ornamented balconies connecting the apartments. These were designed to bring fresh air and good health to the original residents.
Bits of the charming wrought iron are visible from the living room, but inside any shred of original detail has long since been lost. The building went condo in 2010, as we described in a history of the building.
The compact unit’s most unusual features are two windowed walk-in closets, one for each bedroom, and a curved wall of exposed brick in the open plan living-dining-kitchen.
The front door is arched and opens into a small vestibule with exposed brick. The living area and kitchen look out onto the central courtyard across the shared walkway. There are new oak floors and white walls throughout.
The modern kitchen has white Shaker-style cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher and built-in microwave. An all-white bathroom has subway tile and a bathtub. It is located off a hallway next to a linen closet.
The larger of the two bedrooms will fit a king; the smaller might more easily fit a full bed than a queen thanks to door openings.
The complex has two gardens as well as bike storage and laundry.
It’s six blocks from the F and G trains at Bergen Street and close to Brooklyn Bridge Park. It should be noted that the building is next to the BQE trench.
Listed by Corcoran’s James Cornell and Henze Marvin, the unit is asking $899,000. Monthly common charges are $632 and taxes are $536. Interested?
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