This Williamsburg loft conversion is available for resale for the first time since the Esquire Building went condo in 2000. The original owner is the architect who designed the home at 330 Wythe Avenue and has lived there ever since. A modern and warm interpretation of the building’s industrial past is evident throughout the apartment in the details and choice of materials.
The living room features a dramatic double-height, 18-foot ceiling and huge windows on two exposures, facing north and west, with views of the East River, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Off the windows is a balcony overlooking the waterfront.
The minimalist yet warm kitchen combines high-tech surface materials and wood tones, a Wolf stove and built-in storage. One of the bathrooms features a step-in shower with teak floor and textured tile. The other bathroom has a deep soaking tub and chevron tile floors.
There are four bedrooms in the 2,600-square-foot home, as well as a home office, separate laundry room, and six closets, including two walk-in closets.
The 75-unit building, formerly home to the Esquire Shoe Polish Company, features a geothermal climate system, rooftop terrace, laundry room, composting center, free cable and high speed Internet, and video intercom entry.
The immediate neighborhood is home to some of the best shopping and dining options in Brooklyn, including Aurora, La Superior, Walter Foods and Diner. The Domino Sugar development will bring a waterfront park and new eateries from Mekelburg’s and Lilia. A new ferry service connects Williamsburg with waterfront Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
Listed by Alexander Maroni and Doug Bowen of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking $5.5 million. The monthly taxes are $585 and common charges are $250.