A handsome addition to Downtown Brooklyn, BRiQ at 237 Duffield Street takes its architectural cues from the classical commercial, industrial and loft buildings that make up the historic core of the Fulton Street corridor. Rising 21 stories in red brick, the building offers 110 rental apartments — studios, one- and two-bedrooms — in a location that’s hard to beat for convenience.
Generously proportioned windows offer views of the rapidly rising skyline and plenty of natural light, while Duffield Street itself is relatively traffic-free.
Apartment #3D is a one-bedroom that typifies the building as a whole with its smart, sensible plan. The simple and effective layout maximizes space and is matched with stylish and sleek interior detailing throughout, including hardwood floors and brushed steel lighting.
The unit opens into a small foyer open to the kitchen, dining and living room spaces. West-facing windows bring in afternoon light.
The kitchen is appointed with quartz countertops, a brushed stainless backsplash, Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, and Bosch range, microwave and dishwasher. Kohler cast-iron bathtubs complement Grohe fixtures in the bathroom.
Amenities include two outdoor common areas and an indoor lounge, a package room for deliveries and virtual doorman. Overall, the project has a directness of sensibility one associates with much costlier locations.
The building is in a commute-friendly spot that merges the character of old-school Brooklyn with the nascent chic of a burgeoning district. Downtown Brooklyn is one of New York’s overlooked gems, chockablock with fantastic period architecture.
The building is close to the 2 and 3 trains at the Hoyt Street station, which brings one quickly to Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Park and downtown and midtown Manhattan. City Point and its shops and eateries at Dekalb Market is close by, as are Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Listed by Modern Spaces’ Jeremy Ruiz, Ricardo Rodriguez and Ingrid Di Lisio, the unit is asking $2,908 a month — the net effective rent on a 13-month lease.