This converted two-bedroom condominium is located within a former industrial building in an equally industrial, but rapidly changing, stretch of Bed-Stuy near the Clinton Hill border, with the Navy Yard just to the north. In what was once the Kaiser Underwear Factory at 970 Kent Avenue, you’ll find open city views, 12-foot ceilings, a wall of city-facing windows and wide-plank wood floors setting the stage for a cool loft feeling. Recently renovated by the current owner, the home’s interior has been transformed into quite a unique living space, and it’s now on the market for $895,000.
Built in 1915, The Kent was converted in 2004 to one- and two-bedroom lofts and penthouses. This 984-square-foot fifth-floor loft lends itself to custom configuration (as do most loft spaces). Though there’s no floor plan, the listing says it’s a two bedroom. Its industrial bones are softened by an artsy and quirky yet sophisticated style, with walls washed in pale, muted pastels framing carefully-arranged collections of ephemera, artifacts, and cozy flea market-chic decor.
The kitchen is a veritable cabinet of curiosities, yet there are plenty of cabinets to go around, carefully done in rustic wood, with modern stainless steel appliances in between.
This open space is divided with the creative use of custom wood cabinetry, separating the sun-filled dining area from the living space.
There are more windows and more sun in this bedroom down the hall, and plenty of room for antiques and collectibles.
In addition to the aforementioned soaring ceilings and great views, the full-service building offers a doorman, a fitness center, a private running track, on-site storage, a childrens’ playroom and a private garden.
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Images courtesy of Lucien Perry Real Estate
Neighborhoods : Bed-Stuy