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Three stories have risen above ground so far at the Oosten, the Dutch-designed and Chinese-developed condo complex at 429 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg. Looking into the huge construction site between South 8th and South 11th streets, we could see the building taking shape around what will eventually become a landscaped inner courtyard.
The condos debuted in September with prices ranging from a one-bedroom asking $710,000 to four-bedroom, 3.5-bath townhouses for $3,635,000.
Meanwhile, next door at 431 Kent, the eight-building Hasidic development now has balconies and light-colored brick installed on its facades.
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The Dutch-designed, Chinese-developed Oosten condos debuted at 429 Kent Avenue in south Williamsburg this week, with one-bedrooms starting at $710,000. Halstead has 26 listings live for the block-long complex at South 8th and Kent , including four that were listed earlier this month and have already entered contract.
One-bedrooms range in price from $710,000 to $1,050,000; two-bedroom, two-bath units start at $1,185,000; and two three-bedroom, 3.5-bath duplexes are asking $2,660,000 and $2,770,000. There are also two large floor-through lofts with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths each priced at $3,470,000 and $3,620,000, and three four-bedroom, 3.5-bath townhouses priced from $3,375,000 to $3,635,000.
Designed by Piet Boon and WASA Studio, the development offers the full gamut of luxury amenities, including a children’s playroom, a rooftop reflecting pool and roof deck, swimming pool and parking. XIN Development Group, the American branch of Chinese developer Xinyuan Real Estate Company, is behind the 216-unit project.
These look miles better than the average Williamsburg development to us. What do you think of the design and pricing? More interior renderings after the jump!
Images via Halstead