Maisonette Meets Loft in This Central Williamsburg Duplex Asking $5,500 a Month

Posted On Mon, January 25, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, January 25, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Williamsburg

This duplex apartment at the Sophia Lofts at 234 North Ninth Street, a former bakery converted to 11 loft residences in 2007, has a private entrance on Williamsburg’s bustling crossroads of Roebling Street. You can come and go as you like from your own slice of prime ‘burg, a 1,480 square-foot duplex that will put you right in the middle of where all the action is, for $5,500 a month. The interiors are loft all the way, though there are plenty of custom comforts and chic additions that give the classic converted space a distinct modern personality.

234 North Ninth Street , 234 North 9th Street , Cool listing, Williamsburg, loft for rent, lofts, maisonette, Williamsburg apartment rental

It’s a part of central Williamsburg that’s packed to capacity with solid low-rise warehouse buildings that have been converted to luxury homes, alternating with new construction apartment buildings, with more still on the rise. Yet the streets here manage to retain a feeling that important and creative things are happening behind doorways and storefronts, as residents from all (stylish) walks of life scurry and loiter with equal intensity.

This one-bedroom duplex with “home office area” is currently being used as a two-bedroom. There’s a full bath on each floor. It’s definitely an unconventional space: A soaring ceiling, exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows forgive a multitude of shortcomings, as do the steel doors, original timber beams and columns, and lovely refinished grey pickled maple wood flooring you’ll find in the top-level living room, kitchen and dining area. The bright minimalist white-and-wood loft kitchen rocks (apparently, since it’s not visible here) a barn siding wall-mounted wine rack in addition to its Miele dishwasher, Jenn-Air vented range and ceramic subway tile backsplash. There’s lots of closet and storage space, too.

234 North Ninth Street , 234 North 9th Street , Cool listing, Williamsburg, loft for rent, lofts, maisonette, Williamsburg apartment rental

On the way downstairs is a foyer currently serving as a cool little office nook. Modern comforts complement historic loft details: You’ll get custom lighting, a custom bamboo walk-in California closet and kitchen pantry, central heat and air, and an ADT home security system.

234 North Ninth Street , 234 North 9th Street , Cool listing, Williamsburg, loft for rent, lofts, maisonette, Williamsburg apartment rental

234 North Ninth Street , 234 North 9th Street , Cool listing, Williamsburg, loft for rent, lofts, maisonette, Williamsburg apartment rental

Downstairs is a spacious bedroom with white brick and a high beamed ceiling. A second room is being used as a bedroom but could be a home office–no windows but cozy and bright all the same. This is where you’ll find the washer/dryer and lots of closet space. The loft can be rented furnished, (we assume with the cool modern mix seen here), or unfurnished.

234 North Ninth Street , 234 North 9th Street , Cool listing, Williamsburg, loft for rent, lofts, maisonette, Williamsburg apartment rental

Something you definitely want in a social and ideally situated neighborhood like this one: There’s a shared furnished outdoor space on the rooftop. McCarren Park is next door and the East River waterfront is a few blocks away. And that location, just blocks from the Bedford L stop getting you to either Bushwick or Union Square in minutes, is everything the East Village used to be.

[Listing: 234 North Ninth Street, #1D, by Rinat Gibai for Corcoran Group]

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