Two-Bedroom Condo With Views in Fort Greene’s Historic Clocktower Building Asks $1.55 Million


This two-bedroom, two-bath condo sits on the 23rd floor of the historic clocktower building at 1 Hanson Place, a totemic Art Deco stunner that’s an individual landmark. For decades the tallest building in Brooklyn and known as the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, it also has the distinction of having a landmarked interior — the first floor and vault that at one time housed the bank.

The office portion of the building, which is located within the Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District, was converted to residential condos in 2007. This particular unit is an efficient, modern number with unobstructed views looking east — which means they won’t be blocked by towers sprouting in Downtown Brooklyn.

The combined great room is a nice size for a living room, but it might be a challenge to squeeze in dining. One of the counters in the open galley kitchen could seat three but the lack of overhang, while attractive, doesn’t leave space for knees.

The kitchen is stylistically minimalist, with white cupboards and dark stone counters. There are white walls and medium-dark hardwood floors throughout the unit.

The master bedroom has two large closets and an en suite bath, plus two windows. The bath has olive and tan limestone tile and a walk-in glassed-enclosed shower.

The second, smaller bedroom, which could also be used as an office, has one closet, one window and, according to the listing, custom shelving.

A second bath off the foyer has a tub, white marble sink and white subway tile on the walls. There are five closets altogether in the unit — one occupied by a washer/dryer — and central air. The apartment also comes with storage elsewhere in the building.

If you’re looking to move in immediately, this might not be for you: According to the listing, the apartment is occupied by a tenant through March 2019, with a rent of $6,000 a month.

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Building amenities include a full-time doorman, live-in super, three furnished public terraces, two bike storage rooms, a children’s playroom, conference room, lounge, gym and game room.

The home is across the street from the busy Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center station, and not far from the equally busy Barclays Center. Halstead’s Isaac Halpern the listing, which is asking $1.55 million. Common charges are $1,060 a month, and taxes are $213. What do you think?

[Listing: 1 Hanson Place #23B | Broker: Halstead] GMAP

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