They call people who head to Florida for the winter “snowbirds,” flying off to southern climes to avoid the chilly season. This one-bedroom condo at 275 South First Street, on the rental market for $3,450 a month, resembles that seasonal roost in a subtropical spot, albeit with the substantial bonus of amazing Manhattan views and a prime Williamsburg location. Three sunny exposures and two terraces provide your imagination with a big boost in conjuring the beachfront experience and giving winter the brush-off.
A private keyed elevator opens directly into the west-facing living room; a wall of bay windows and sliding doors leads to an expansive terrace with panoramic views and plenty of room for (spring break!) entertaining. Though it’s not pictured, according to the listing an “open L-shaped kitchen has a full size dishwasher, gas range and oven, an oversized fridge with drawer freezer and tons of cabinets,” and the apartment has access to a trash chute. A small sunny office nook off the kitchen opens onto a second private terrace, making a day at the office a (balmy) breeze.
The northeast-facing bedroom offers open sunrise views and enough room for a king-sized bed. As befits the sleek beachfront condo vibe, a windowed bathroom has a deep soaking tub and modern fixtures. There are two big closets, one in the bedroom.
If your party expands (or you’re just seeking variety in sunset-watching spots), the building offers a roof deck with even more stunning Manhattan views in every direction. There’s also a central laundry room and covered bike storage, and parking is available.
Though it does resemble the aforementioned beachfront condo a bit on the outside, the building’s location in the “Havemeyer corridor” of South Williamsburg is a prime spot for street life and city living. A mix of old-school ‘burg and newly-minted hip luxury exists in harmony in this rare mix of low-slung warehouses, sleek apartment buildings and everything in between. The streets are bristling with restaurants, bars, boutiques and cafes both old and new, like Fette Sau, Roebling Tea Room, Milk Bar and RePop, just steps away. The Metropolitan Avenue G train and the hyper-central Bedford L are nearby, adding the convenience of public transportation (that you definitely don’t get in Florida).
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Images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.
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