This glorious and unexpected 1650 SF South-facing 3-bedroom, 2-bath Penthouse, with a private 200 SF terrace, truly has no equal anywhere in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill or Boerum Hill. Situated at the crossroads of three amazing neighborhoods, on the top floor of a doorman building just a stones throw to every single subway line at Borough Hall, this light-filled designer gem is the culmination of every luxury you could ever desire; incredible craftsmanship, super smart layout, South-facing windows in every room, central AC, a spacious laundry room, three sizable bedrooms, a separate dining area, large living room, terrace off the entertaining space, views, AND your very own custom fireplace. All of this in a doorman building with a valet garage downstairs and all of the best amenities that Brooklyn has to offer right outside your door including Trader Joes, Sahadis, DellaPietros, Perelandria, Soul Cycle, Equinox, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Promenade, to name a few.The vision of a perfectionist designer and architect, this home is the seamless combination of two smaller Penthouse apartments that have come together to create a masterpiece. Enjoy the thrill of a brand-new apartment in a well-established Heights coop, but with customizations and originality at every turn. Stunning Italian wide-plank gray-washed flooring, unique moldings, designer lighting, and custom millwork in every room serve to lend this apartment warmth, elegance and practicality. Enjoy meticulously designed bookshelves and display cabinets, stunning HVAC covers that double as window seats and storage, and closets outfitted perfectly with drawers, hanging and shelving. Calico and Sissy and Marley wallpapers, Ann Sacks and Walker Zanger marbles and tiles, and a Leicht custom kitchen are just some of the pleasures that await.Enter a generous foyer area expansive enough for a home office. You will be immediately greeted by a large wall of windows facing South towards the water, over the tops of historic Brooklyn Brownstones, and all of the way to the Verrazano Bridge. Enjoy a circular flow from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen. This unique layout allows fully open living but with just enough separation between spaces to allow different activities to happen simultaneously. You can even hide your dirty dishes from guests while having a conversation with them! Enjoy a chefs kitchen with stunning white German cabinetry, white and gray Caesarstone countertops, a suite of stainless appliances, a separate pantry area, drawers for pots, overhead cabinets for dishware, and a massive pullout pantry for all of your canned and dried food goods. Cleverly tucked away from the prying eyes of guests, this spacious kitchen has a place for literally everything, including a window over the sink. A large terrace with a view off the kitchen and dining room is spacious enough for play-space, gardening, and a large dining table that seats many.Three bedrooms live separately in their own wing for great privacy and also offer ample closet space in addition to stunning skyline and water views to wake up to every day. A master suite features the walk-in closet of your dreams, and a bathroom that defies expectation. Stunning marble walls and floors, a heated towel bar, a glass enclosed bath/shower, and radiant heated floors are just some of its delights. The guest bathroom does not play second fiddle with its stunning combination of marble mosaics and oversized glass tiles. And dont miss the unicorn of all co-ops your very own laundry ROOM, complete with oversized side-by-side units and custom shelving and cabinetry.This is an apartment that MUST be seen in person to be believed. Pet Friendly, parking garage, live-in super and fully attended lobby. Maintenance is 29% tax deductible AND it includes electric, AC, heating and cooking gas.
Located (ironically) in the northwestern part of Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn borrows some of its characteristics from its business-centered counterparts: Lower and Midtown Manhattan. Downtown Brooklyn is known largely for its office and residential spaces, but is quickly giving way to new residential spots and transformative conversions. Impressive federal buildings are a hallmark in this hard-working enclave. Here, residents sacrifice some green views (like trees), but reap the benefits of inexpensive real estate and evolving neighborhood development.
With the recent unprecedented rate cut by the Federal Reserve, banks have been inundated with people looking to take advantage of lower interest rates. Because of the overwhelming demand, we have not yet seen a huge reduction in mortgage rates. While we aren’t there yet, it is likely that we will see a dramatic shift in the upcoming months, which raises the question, “What does a 1 point difference in interest rate do for my bottom line?”Read more