21st-century Williamsburg loft living looks like this, for $1.9M
Photo credit: Celeste Godoy
If you’ve got your sights set on living in modern Williamsburg, your loft is ready: This contemporary condo at 72 Berry Street in Brooklyn’s coveted urban hub, asking $1,900,000, has all of the elements of loft living in a compact, curated package. Rear-facing to avoid the sound of neighborhood jubilance, the space is framed by 10-foot ceilings, original wood beams and brick, and wide-plank wood floors.
The Mason Fisk building, built in 1910 as part of the neighborhood’s manufacturing zone, has been repurposed with the brick, iron and steel bones that epitomize the loft aesthetic. The open living and dining areas, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass, add the move-in-ready modern condo element to this industrial authenticity. For convenience, there’s a stacked washer/dryer and a new HVAC system.
The marble-topped kitchen boasts new cabinetry and hardware and top-of-the-line appliances including a SubZero refrigerator, Bosch wall ovens, Wolf gas range and oven, wine cooler, and dishwasher. The dining and prep island provides yards of counter space for gathering and cooking.
The south-facing primary bedroom overlooks the neighborhood through walls of glass. Wall-washer recessed lighting puts your art collection in full-focus. A newly-renovated bath is accented with marble and decorative tile. The second chamber (the apartment is listed as a one-bedroom) makes a perfect home office or additional queen-sized bedroom.
The Mason Fisk condominium conversion, launched in 2009, has been hailed as a notable example of adaptive reuse of historic building materials, recognized with the 2011 Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Building Award. The building offers residents an open roof deck and a resident super.
[Listing details: 72 Berry Street, Unit 5C at CityRealty]