The neighborhood of Bay Ridge, in southern Brooklyn, isn’t exactly known for cool loft spaces. But this 850-square-foot, two-bedroom pad, at the cooperative 307 72nd Street, might be mistaken for being in Williamsburg. It has high vaulted ceilings with skylights, multiple exposures, exposed brick, and a lofted home office. A large private roof deck is the icing on the cake. And it’s definitely cheaper than any two-bedroom in Williamsburg: while the apartment was last listed for $359,000 in 2012, it is now asking $485,000.
A long entry hallway takes you past the kitchen and into the combined living and dining room. A long breakfast bar bridges the living room and kitchen. The open living space gets plenty of light from skylights as well as eastern and southern exposures afforded by the corner location. The working wood-burning fireplace, surrounded by exposed brick, serves as a cozy focal point. Right above the dining area, accessed by a spiral staircase, is the office loft.
Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are located off the long hallway, which holds some closet space. The bedrooms, too, have plenty of closet space, and one bathroom offers a linen coset for additional storage. The master bedroom is distinguished by one oversized window.
Up one flight of stairs is the unit’s private roof deck–big enough for grilling, gardening and entertaining. The deck has its own water and electric access, not to mention a perfect wi-fi connection. The apartment also comes with a private storage unit in the basement.
Bay Ridge might be a little deeper into Brooklyn, but it’s a friendly, charming neighborhood with rows of limestone townhouses on the side streets. This 18-unit brick co-op, built in 1914, is located between the main drags of Third and Fourth avenues. It’s only three blocks from the R train at Bay Ridge Avenue.
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Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Bay Ridge