This expansive Williamsburg triplex was once a part of the flagship retail space for a children’s clothing manufacturer–when the cast iron building was constructed in the 1880s, the first floor held retail while the sewing machines, shears and bosses occupied the upper floors. Now the building, located at 138 Broadway, is known as the Smith Gray condominium, and this apartment is asking $2.3 million. Over 2,300 square feet, you’ll spot tin ceilings, Corinthian columns and exposed structural brick. While those are pretty typical loft details, this apartment boasts one of the more unique lofts in Brooklyn. It’s clad with reclaimed cedar from New York’s iconic wooden water towers, which results in a cozy loft enclosure that can be opened via specially-designed casement windows.
The lowest level of the triplex holds a combined media and rec room.
One floor up on the main level you have the stunning living and dining room. Under 16-foot ceilings, backed by a wall of windows, the floor holds the open kitchen, walk-in coat closet, a full bathroom and a bedroom with what the listing calls “a lofted yoga retreat.”
Here’s a look at one of the two bedrooms with the loft above. It’s spacious enough to serve as a third bedroom.
But the master bedroom loft is the coolest space within the apartment, with its walls of water tower sourced wood. Historic tin ceilings top off this unique room.
Residents share a roof deck; other amenities include a ground-floor garden and laundry on each floor. The building has been located on the corner of Broadway and Bedford since 1884, right outside the Williamsburg Bridge. Now, of course, that location is surrounded by hip bars and restaurants. The Marcy Avenue J/M/Z is four blocks away.
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Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg