It’s not every apartment building that comes with access to an infinity pool on a floor higher than most buildings in New York City, but Brooklyn Point at 138 Willoughby Street boasts precisely that. It’s the highest such pool in the Western Hemisphere to boot — clocking in at 680 feet in the air.
Under construction as the third tower of Downtown Brooklyn’s notable City Point development, Brooklyn Point has a list of amenities that reads like the set designs for Gatsby-Meets-the-Jetsons. And its Constructivist-inspired architecture by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) frames stunning views of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the harbor.
Behind an entry door of European walnut, apartment #25L is a two-bedroom, two-bath unit with an elegant layout that balances bedrooms and baths on either side of a striking white-oak paneled foyer. The dining and living area beyond is a lofty, light-flooded space with white-oak floors, park views and a dramatic corner window that faces southwest for optimal sunset viewing.
Designed by Katherine Newman, the spacious yet efficient kitchen features cerused-oak cabinetry, white quartz slab countertops, an island with a waterfall edge and a state-of-the-art appliance package by Miele.
The master bedroom includes an ample walk-in-closet while the master bath incorporates radiant-heated quartz flooring, light marble mosaic walls, double sinks and a glass-enclosed shower with custom Waterworks fixtures. Additional features include a Miele washer/dryer and year-round zoned temperature control with central heating and cooling.
And how about those amenities! The apartment is an elevator ride away from the 40-plus vendors, bars and restaurants of City Point’s Dekalb Food Market Hall, not to mention Trader Joe’s, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and other shops.
There’s also a health-and-wellness facility with a 65-foot long heated saltwater pool, a yoga center, a rock climbing wall, a screening room, a playroom for the kids, pilates and cycling studios, a squash/basketball court, a sauna with men’s and women’s steam rooms and a hot tub, and 24-hour concierge service.
And — of course — that pool 680 feet in the air, open spring through fall, offering what must be the most eye-popping view during your morning laps to be had this side of whatever they’re coming up with in Dubai.
Listed by Extell Marketing Group, the home is asking $1,949,700 — which comes out to about a buck an hour for every hour we would be in that pool. There’s an anticipated 25-year tax abatement, along with monthly charges of $1,394.