Quirky converted warehouse loft in East Williamsburg hits rental market for record $35K/month

Posted On Fri, November 11, 2022 By

Posted On Fri, November 11, 2022 By In Cool Listings, Rentals, Williamsburg

Photo credit: Rachel Kuzma/REPN for Corcoran

A quirky converted warehouse loft in East Williamsburg has hit the rental market for $35,000/month, a new record for the neighborhood. Since 2018, the property has been home to Casa Powers, a bohemian-chic community event venue created by brother and sister duo Sydney and Cole Blumstein, who are real estate agents with Corcoran. Located at 139 Powers Street, the home–which measures over 4,200 square feet, boasts 15-foot ceilings, and has several skylights–comes rented with all its funky furnishings.

6sqft first wrote about the property in 2015, when we described it as offering a “bygone authenticity” of Williamsburg’s past.

After buying the former warehouse in 2017, the Blumstein family transformed the space into a family compound and event space that still maintains a unique artist loft vibe. Across its 4,200+ square feet, the home offers several different spaces in one, with various nooks, alcoves, and lofted areas. Casa Powers has operated as a bookable event venue since 2018 and has hosted everything from dinner parties and art shows to DJ performances and workout classes.

“Casa Powers and its interiors came together organically over time, slowly built out starting from scratch,” Sydney Blumstein told The New York Post, which first reported on the listing. “As collectors of old treasures, reclaimed items and unique artifacts, we have assembled many art and design pieces from all over the world.”

Through the front door on Powers Street, you’ll find a large foyer with exposed brick, a custom-built library with a sliding ladder, and a sitting area with storage.

Nearby is the open-concept kitchen, with a pastel blue Smeg refrigerator and breakfast nook. The second, updated kitchen features an LG fridge, a Bosch dishwasher, and a brunch nook.

The main living space is nice and bright thanks to the huge center skylight. Perfect for entertaining, the space even has a 2,000-inch retractable movie theater screen. Exposed brick and historic wood beams are found throughout the home.

For any dining and entertainment needs, there’s an expandable dining table with enough space for 22 guests and a custom wooden wet bar on wheels.

An additional living area/ media room with walls and ceiling painted yellow is also on this level. There’s a pull-out couch and vintage upright Arsonic piano in this room.

There’s a handcrafted “treehouse” with two floors connected by a walnut staircase. In total, there are six bedrooms. Upstairs, the primary suite is large enough for a California king and has a private balcony overlook, two closets, and a large projector screen.

The spacious backyard is made for play, with turf grass, dining areas, and a half-court basketball court. Even more outdoor space can be found on the rooftop.

The listing is offered in a few configurations. The full space is available for $35,000 per month, the “Warehouse” wing for $20,000 per month, and the “Loft” wing for $10,000 per month.

According to Corcoran, the rent of $35,000 per month is the highest-priced rental in the neighborhood’s history.

[Listing details: 139 Powers Street at CityRealty]

[At The Corcoran Group by Casey Lichtman and Meris G. Blumstein]

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Photo credit: Rachel Kuzma/REPN for Corcoran

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