Williamsburg was once a neighborhood known for its big, open loft spaces. While those lofts may have gone condo and acquired dog-washing stations and compost centers, they’re still very much in existence. Case in point: this cavernous loft in the totally 21st century Esquire Lofts at 330 Wythe Avenue, just a hair south of the ‘burg’s decidedly factory-to-fancy Northside, on the rental market for $6,500 a month.
This impressive space in a former shoe polish factory–built in 1914 and converted to condos in 2000–is listed as a one-bedroom, but it’s a duplex (in the loft sense of the word), and though there’s no floor plan, it claims a sizable 1,600 square feet. One of the best things about lofts–even well-groomed ones–is that no two are alike; former residents have carved out unique living and sometimes working spaces, and this is no exception. The standout feature here would have to be that custom-milled raised wooden storage platform.
Full Manhattan skyline and river views can’t be upstaged, but those rows of great-looking storage drawers that don’t compromise an inch of floor space (note the rear hatch–for more storage or retrieving stuff in the back?–invisible when lowered) do a pretty good job of trying. 18-foot ceilings, poured concrete floors and exposed ductwork central A/C make an impression as well.
Yup, those are some views.
A sleek, modern and useful-looking kitchen is fully-stocked with Miele appliances, stainless counters and a hefty butcher block-topped island.
You’ll also have specially-designed gallery lighting and fully-wired HD digital projection with a built-in ceiling mount and motorized window shades.
The lofted upstairs bedroom doesn’t skimp on those views (though we don’t know whether the nice white-tiled bathroom is up here).
The highly-regarded elevator loft building offers a common terrace, free cable and internet and a large laundry room; parking is available–and yes, there’s dog-washing and composting. If you’ve always wanted to live in a Williamsburg loft, the listing calls this “the ultimate loft space” in “the most unique residence in Williamsburg;” you’re seconds from the river for concerts and the Flea and minutes from the L and all the shopping, food, and fun in the heart of this internationally-worshipped neighborhood.
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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg