The Copenhagen-born architect was at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday morning with plans for a rooftop addition to the St. George Tower.
This week, the most viewed listings on Brownstoner included an Italiante brownstone in Clinton Hill and an offbeat brick townhouse in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
This fully renovated home in the former St. George Hotel has views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the shared terrace.
This week, readers favored a wide variety of listings all over the borough, including townhouses, standalone homes, and apartments listed for less than $473,000.
Our most viewed listings this week included apartments in historic buildings in Brooklyn Heights, an Edwardian-era standalone in Flatbush, and a bargain in Williamsburg.
Good news for home buyers on a budget: There are still plenty of Brooklyn apartments out there for less than $473,000 -- some are even big enough to raise a family.
This isn’t a transformation you see every day. When the St. George Tower — once a wing of one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the entire city — was converted into co-ops in 1984, the old hotel’s service entrance became the new co-op’s lobby. For decades, the space remained sponge-painted beige and depressingly drab.
But just last year, a renovation designed by Katz Architecture transformed the worn and ill-lit entrance into a clean, lavish space with details harkening back to the building’s Art Deco past.
The listing for this co-op at 111 Hicks Street doesn’t say who the seller is, but the interior design screams “sponsor.” The design is too bad, since the apartment itself–1,450 square feet with plentiful windows and incredible views from the 25th floor–has so much potential. As you may recall, this building also has painfully high maintenance charges ($2,683 in this case), which explains the relatively low asking price of $995,000. Too bad you couldn’t have bought this for $795,000 and done the renovation yourself.
111 Hicks Street, #25A [Fenwick Keats] GMAP P*Shark