Loft-Like Condo in Converted 19th Century School in Greenpoint Asks $2.475 Million

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This condo in a recently converted 19th century school building has the feel of a gallery space carved out of a historic property. The former Horace Greeley School at 533 Leonard Street in Greenpoint has been redeveloped into 13 units.

This one, a duplex on the lower floors of a new addition to the building, has 14-foot ceilings in the living areas, exposed brick, white walls and exposed beams. There are touches of black in the metal railings.

There are wraparound terraces on both levels, and five tall glass-paned doors leading out to them, giving the approximately 1,500-square-foot unit an open feel.

The living, dining and kitchen are open to each other. The kitchen is sleek and streamlined, with black cabinetry and Carrara marble counters. The floors are walnut.

The two bedrooms are on the slightly subterranean lower level. The bathrooms (there are three) are in keeping with the rest of the condo, with exposed brick, marble tile and wood vanities.


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There is a Bosch washer and dryer and eight closets. As for mechanicals, the unit has air conditioning, forced air heat, radiant heated floors in the bathrooms and Nest thermostats.

The building, which is less than two blocks from the G train at Nassau Avenue and McCarren Park, has a “finished common roof deck,” bike storage and a smartphone video intercom.

In person, the exterior addition does not look as unfortunate as it appears in the rendering we published back in 2014. While it is somewhat discordant, at least it’s distinct from the historic structure, which is looking quite spiffy.

Taxes are $785 and monthly common charges come to $969 on the unit, which is asking $2.475 million. Nest Seekers’ Ryan Serhant and Linda Ho have the listing. What do you think of how it turned out?

[Listing: 533 Leonard Street #1D | Broker: Nest Seekers] GMAP

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