In our humble opinion putting down roots in New York City should be on everyone’s bucket list. And that’s exactly what Friedrich Gretsch, an immigrant from Mannheim, Germany did in 1883, when he founded a small musical instrument shop in Brooklyn that later became a dynasty still in existence today. In 1916, as The Gretsch Company expanded, his son moved the operation to a mammoth ten-story factory at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now the site of this luxury residential condominium conversion by architect Karl Fischer and interior designer Andres Escobar & Associates completed in 2003.
Any one of the building’s apartments is stunning in its own right, but combining two 3-bedroom/2.5 bathroom units to create this spectacular loft is akin to joining together several individual instruments to form an orchestra; while they each may have their own perfectly pleasant sound, what beautiful music they make together.
Details like imported stonework, elegant woodcraft, exquisite marble, hardwood flooring, and dramatic 13-foot ceilings brilliantly complement the breathtaking views of Manhattan and Brooklyn to the North, West and South.
And the flexibility offered via its 4,000 square feet of space will have you scoring your own personal symphony in no time. Although there are six bedrooms, the current owner opted to use three of them as a library, office, and spectacular (and obviously huge) walk-in closet/dressing room, respectively. (We’d leave that last one exactly as it is!)
Panoramic views greet you from the corner kitchen/dining area and the corner kitchen/living area….yes, that’s not a typo. This residence boasts TWO kitchens which will make entertaining a breeze and will easily solve the problem of too many cooks spoiling the broth if there is more than one chef in the house. Plus both corner spaces have their own fireplace as well.
The Master Bedroom features two en suite extra-large bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs – so no need to share a single thing unless you want to. And there are 2.5 additional bathrooms throughout the home (Another half bath is converted into a coat closet but can be reverted if you really need it.)
The benefits of putting down your roots here don’t end inside this $6.5 million apartment. Amenities include a full time doorman, full time resident manager superintendent, a children’s playroom, and a wonderful roof deck accessible by elevator with endless views of the north and south sides and plenty of furniture for sun bathing and entertaining, or just relaxing while listening to your favorite… you guessed it… music.
Douglas Elliman agent Arina Yakobi will be happy to guide you through every delicious note of this beautiful home. In the meantime, you can see exactly what we are singing about in our gallery below.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg