Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings, Gowanus, Interiors

459 Carroll Street, Carroll Gardens

By their very nature artists are visionaries blessed with an innate ability to create something out of nothing. Time and time again some of New York City’s most industrialized areas have seen rebirth as residential enclaves courtesy of these imaginative souls. Examples of such artist-led gentrification abound – think SoHo, Chelsea, and Williamsburg, to name a few.

So it should come as no surprise that it was two artists who came to the rescue of this former ink and brush factory located at 459 Carroll Street in Carroll Gardens and gave it new life as a practical-yet-cutting-edge home. Stripped to its core in 2006, the four-story manufacturing building built in 1888 was completely renovated into two distinct condominium residences, one of which is now on the market for $4.4 million.

From manufacturing-to-masterpiece right this way

Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Recent Sales

Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris,  Julia Sheehan, 22 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights homes, 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature, Joseph Brodsky, brooklyn heights real estate, libraries in homes, homes filled with books

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, and his poet wife Julia Sheehan have just closed on a charming three-bedroom at 22 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights for $1.9 million. According to city records, the couple will be following in the footsteps of another celebrated creative, having purchased the home from the estate of late Russian poet, 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Joseph Brodsky.

Inside the book-filled home here

Carroll Gardens, Interiors, Recent Sales

Bright and Sunny Carroll Gardens Townhouse Sells for $2M

By Annie Doge, Mon, September 22, 2014

297 Hoyt Street, Christine Chen, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn brownstone

Bright, beautiful, and boasting plenty of space, one lucky buyer just scooped up this stunning townhouse at 297 Hoyt Street in Carroll Gardens for $2,175,500, according to city records released today. The brownstone home is currently configured in a two-family setup, but can easily be converted to one, adding an additional 1,300 square feet to the already spacious footprint. And with a private garden, full basement, and lots of original details, it will likely be hard for this home’s new owner not to keep the entire townhouse to themselves.

Take a look inside

Brooklyn, Design, Interiors, Quirky Homes

DOEHLER Brooklyn Loft, SABO Project, SABO Architects, Cool brooklyn lofts, brooklyn factory loft

We’ve looked at a number of industrial renovations in the past, but this gut renovation recently completed by SABO Project definitely tops our list as one of the most inventive.

The ‘Doehler’ loft is located within a 1913 building and was first renovated during the 80s. At the time, industrial chic wasn’t quite as admired as it is today, and the developer opted to hide all of the structure’s original details, encasing the columns and ceilings in lackluster drywall. When SABO took on the project last year, they knew that the home’s historic roots as a former die casting factory was the magic of the space, and with that, they stripped the entire loft and constructed modern features that could complement the old.

Explore the incredible home here

Architecture, Brooklyn, Design, Fort Greene, Interiors

MAS Carlton Avenue Brownstone

When tasked with converting this historic brownstone on Carlton Avenue in Fort Greene from an existing four-family residence to a single home for a growing brood, MANIFOLD Architecture Studio (MAS) appears to have focused on the one item that unified the building from the start – the stairway.

See more of MAS’ Carlton Street conversion

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City Living, Features, Neighborhoods, Sunset Park

Industry City, Design Week, ICFF, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC

With plans in place that call for a public waterfront bustling with creative industry and commerce rather than luxury residential developments, Sunset Park is not on its way to becoming the next hip NYC residential neighborhood–and that’s a good thing.

Located on Brooklyn’s western waterfront flank, there are really two sides to Sunset Park. The neighborhood, generally defined as the area between 65th Street, the Prospect Expressway, Eighth Avenue and the East River, has long been a thriving residential community. Sunset Park is also home to about 15 million square feet of warehouse and light industrial space. The key to the neighborhood’s future may be the point at which the two meet.

Find Out How Fashion May Give Sunset Park a Chance to Shine As the New Garment District

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Park Slope

312 Garfield Place, Prospect Park , brownstone mansion, Victorian townhouse

What if you had the opportunity to live in a 7,000-square-foot brownstone mansion on a picturesque block just a stone’s throw away from Prospect Park? That’s just a taste of what 312 Garfield Place has to offer, for $6.995 million. It is believed that the brilliant home was built by developer William Flannigan for New York businessman J. J Galligan sometime during the turn of the 20th century. The resulting five-story building has a distinct Victorian charm with a light Renaissance touch.

Take a look inside, here

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Polls, Transportation, Urban Design

Yesterday, Dan Levy, the president and CEO of CityRealty, presented his proposal for the ‘East River Skyway,’ an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront and into Manhattan, bringing commuters over the river in just 3.5 minutes. Now, we want to know what you think about the idea.

Images: East River Skyway, courtesy of CityRealty (L); NYC subway, courtesy of Wiki Commons

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, New Developments, Rentals

Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights library, Hudson Companies, Marvel Architects

Just yesterday, the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library announced that they will sell their building to the Hudson Companies for $52 million, along with the promise of 114 affordable housing units to be built at a different location in the neighborhood. The developer, who won the bid over 14 others, will convert the city-owned building at 280 Cadman Plaza West into a 20-story luxury rental complex with a new 21,000-square-foot library on the ground floor.

More details here

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Transportation, Urban Design

east river skyway, gondolas, nyc gondolas, roosevelt, dan levy, city realty, nyc gondolas, east river skyway dan levy

There’s no stopping the Brooklyn development boom, but getting to and from the borough from Manhattan will increasingly become a nightmare with thousands of new residential units hitting the market in the coming years. If you’ve commuted from Brooklyn to Manhattan (and vice versa) you know that the subway system is already taxed. But as more and more homes are added throughout the borough, it’s surprising that no plans have been made to alleviate the transportation stress that will soon come with it. Until now.

Today, Dan Levy, the president and CEO of CityRealty*, will present his proposal for the ‘East River Skyway‘, an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront and into Manhattan, bringing commuters over the river in just 3.5 minutes.

Find out more about the proposed project

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