The loft-like apartments at 360 Furman Street–known as One Brooklyn Bridge Park–have made headlines in the past; the building was among the first wave of luxury conversions of its kind in the borough; it’s surrounded by one of the city’s favorite waterfront parks; it contains what was for a time the most expensive apartment listing in Brooklyn, and the list goes on.
The building’s most alluring features are the stunning Manhattan and East River views from some of the apartments (others have less-stunning views of the BQE), luxury finishes, and convenience to the best of Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. Interiors tend to be sleek and contemporary; it’s not the first place you’d expect to find a wall crafted from shipping containers. This spacious and versatile three-bedroom apartment, on the market for $2.5 million, feels more like a laid-back loft with high-end details than a sleek new condo, with creative custom additions and steel-framed walls of glass overlooking a verdant garden-filled 600-square-foot terrace.
According to records the apartment hasn’t changed hands since it was sold to the current owners for $1.448 million in 2011. This south-facing 1,600 square-foot loft has all the goodies that come with former industrial buildings, like high ceilings and enormous windows everywhere. While the home’s interior is bright, clean and modern, it has a bit of a rustic and relaxed feel that avoids the cookie-cutter effect.
A large open living and dining area is framed by windows that bring in light from everywhere and look out onto the gorgeous terrace garden. Sleek wood cabinets and worktops, integrated appliances and a big, crowd-friendly island anchor the kitchen, with plenty of storage to keep things organized. A standout is a striking multi-toned wood wall that is, according to the listing, made from the aforementioned shipping containers.
Off the main space is a beautifully-landscaped terrace that reflects the efforts of someone who clearly loves gardening. The 600-square-foot space includes mature perennials, trees and built-in deck furniture, and is served by a built-in irrigation system.
A large master bedroom has an en suite bath with a shower and Japanese soaking tub–and overlooks the garden; a second bedroom has two built-in beds and a lofted play space plus a second full bath. A third bedroom includes a day bed that converts to a full-sized bed. The apartment has lots of closets and there’s a storage space on the floor.
Upgrades include a heat pump system with overhead venting and remote-controlled solar window shades. Unlike many loft buildings, this one has a full menu of impressive amenities including a doorman and concierge, a live-in super, virtual golf and a driving range, a screening room, children’s art and play rooms, a music room, a 3,000-square-foot gym, parking and more. The Brooklyn Heights/waterfront location couldn’t be better. There’s a ferry landing just steps away, and the waterfront parks, promenade, neighborhood dining and shopping (with neighborhoods like Dumbo and Cobble Hill next door for more of the same) put this location at the top of so many lists.
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Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights