A new residential complex of 95 condominimum residences and 368 rentals is taking shape along the East River waterfront in Brooklyn's northernmost enclave. The Greenpoint, designed by Ishmael Levya Architects and located near the India Street ferry stop, will include a 40-story tower, two five-story buildings and more than 30,000 square feet of amenities, including 12,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space. With sales launching this summer, first occupancy is expected by next spring.
The Greenpoint will offer unobstructed Manhattan views. One-bedroom layouts start at $1.1 million, two-bedrooms at $1,575,000 and three-bedrooms at $2.2 million. (Studio prices have yet to be released.) "Luxury waterfront living on this level is something Greenpoint hasn't seen until now," said Jodi Stasse, senior managing director at Corcoran SUnshine Marketing Group. "Greenpoint is becoming a new destination for art, culture and commerce - and now that ferry service is expanding, it is more accessible than ever."
A condominium loft space at The Mill, at 85 North 3rd Street in Williamsburg, is on the market for $3,750,000. The three-bedroom, 2,430-square-foot corner unit in the 1910 building was completely renovated by the current owners, who bought it in 2014, adding fixtures and appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, Hansgrohe, Robern and Dornbracht, plus a Sonos sound system, custom light switches and cabinetry and a new center island kitchen. The ceilings are 12-and -a-half feet, with a private cabana on the roof, and with deeded on-site parking under the building.
The layout now includes a 28-by-20-foot great room on the northwest corner, as well as a dining off the huge kitchen. "This is loft living the way it is supposed to be done," said Warner Lewis, associate broker with Halstead Property. "The owners have a very good sense of style and taste, and there is no other corner unit in all of Williamsburg with this level of quality. This one is in turnkey condition."
A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom co-op apartment at the Griffin, Fort Greene's only original prewar (1931) residential doorman building, is set high above a tree-lined block at 101 Lafayette Street in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn. The building was once a hotel, and today comprises mostly smaller studios and one-bedroom apartments with efficiency kitchens, makign the two-bedroom on the 15th floor of the 17-story building that much more coveted.
Located a block from the Brooklyn Academuy of Music, with open southern and eastern views, the apartment was just reduced tp $1,395,000. COmmon charges are $1,150. "Fore Greene is exploding with popularity as the No. 1 growth area in Brooklyn right now," said John Barbato, associate broker with Stribling & Associates. "This neighborhood is a very different place than it was even 10 years ago, with Manhattanites and others flocking here as apartments turn over and prices rise."
The apartment features nine-foot beamed ceilings with large steel casement windows that have been fully stripped and restored. "The owner added new development-level finishes," added Barbato. "All the millwork and moldings are new, but done in the context of the prewar era that makes this building so charming.He added a modern kitchen, open to the living room and dining room with a breakfast bar, and there is a corner master bedroom with two large windows, a large closet and an additional half bathroom."
The Corcoran Group just launched a new development at 161 Columbia Street, along the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Two properties in the eight unit condominium - a two-bedroom/two-bathroom unit for $1.55 million and a one-bedroom garden duplex with two full and one partial bathroom for $1.925 million - are now on offer. The building comprises two duplex townhouse garden units with private outdoor space; two three-bedroom duplex penthouses with private terraces and Manhattan views; and four large two-bedrooms with waterfront views.
"This is a great opportunity to get waterfront views for a reasonable price," said Deborah Rieders, associate broker with The Corcoran Group. "Waterfront buildings in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights can go for $2,000 per square foot and up - but here, the garden duplexes are about half that, with the floor-throughs with views at about $1,350 per square foot, and the penthouses at about $1,450 per square foot."
Two classic five-bedroom townhouses, one in Brooklyn Heights and the other in Park Slope, are each on sale for $10 million. Built in 1899, the limestone-clad townhouse at 104 Prospect Park West was completely and meticulously renovated two years ago, preserving many of the original details and adding central air-conditioning, new plumbing, mechanicals, windows and electrical systems along with a new kitchen and enhanced lighting fixtures. The owners also installed radiant heat underneath the tile and marble that they added to the bathrooms and the kitchen.
"Paying attention to the original integrity of a home like along Prospect Park takes more time and money than just ripping everything out - but the results are worth the effort," said Terry Naini, associate broker with Brown Harris Stevens. "Since 1899, it has only had three different owners. It deserved a very tasteful, period-sensitive renovation."
Naini is also representing 100 Pierrepont Street, a landmarked 1857 five-bedroom townhouse between Henry Street and Monroe Place, which was gut-renovated over the last three years. The building us biw a 5,900-square-foot townhouse with a two-story skylit atrium on top, a 1,120-square-foot finished cellar (not included in the square footage), 11-zone air-conditioning, 1,500 square feet of outdoor area (including the rooftop and the bilevel garden) and a seven-level elevator linking the cellar to the rooftop.
"The facade is traditional because it is a landmarked building, but inside, it is contemporary," said Naini. "The finishes are now acceptable to all tastes, and having an elevator makes it attractive to a wider variety of possible buyers. I have had people looking at it who have been living in the suburbs for many years, and are ready to come to Brooklyn. They understated the value of Mansion Row on Pierrepont Street."
A neo-Tudor/bungalow design by architect Harry Grattan, at 994 Ocean Avenue, brings a suburban feel to the Ditmas Park landmark district not far from Brooklyn College. Built in 1914 as "an artistic cottage house," the six-bedroom home comes with four wood-burning fireplaces, grand staircase, cofrfered ceilings and wainscoting, seven stained-glass windows, solarium, front yard and a backyard with a pool and hot tub.
The 4,399-square-foot home is on the market for $2.3 million. "It is a unique, free-standing home with a yard, a private driveway and a nine-foot-deep pool that is 40 minutes to Midtwon - with a reasonable price tag and property taxes of just $9,141 last year," said Loretta Nastasi-Rivera, associate broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. "Taxes for a property like this would be at least $20,000 a year or more in the suburbs. And the price per square foot, at about $522, is an extremely good value."
Thursday, June 01, 2017