A certain “just right” location can make a buying a home there seem like it’s a way better idea than it might have been, say, ten years ago. That certainly describes one thing this unexpected loft condominium has going for it; it’s exactly at the crossroads where Greenwood meets South Slope and Sunset Park, with a side of Gowanus. All of those neighborhoods are uniquely poised, each in their own way, to become some of the most exciting districts in Brooklyn.
Though the surrounding streets are more likely to yield modest clapboard or brick multi-family homes, this 1,255 square foot condominium in a converted factory building at 248 17th Street just south of the border (of Park Slope) conveys a vibe of cool, authentic loft living, with poured concrete floors, painted brick walls, 14-foot ceilings and oversized steel-framed casement windows. And while the $1.2 million price tag may be a sign of the times, it’s definitely a sign of the territory.
The layout here is standard loft space: An open living and dining area provide plenty of room for those tricky rail shots.
The cozy corner kitchen looks like it could use an update, but it shares the home’s clean, airy feel. Blond wood cabinets are a good frame for white brick walls and weathered concrete.
The bedroom is all about the loft aesthetic; it’s really only a divided space, elevated and open at the ceiling to bring in light. Unlike some loft rooms, though, it has oversized windows in addition to loads of charm. The windowed and high-ceilinged bathroom is bigger than some bedrooms and charmingly DIY, though pleasantly pale and bright.
South Slope is an underappreciated sweet spot for peerless Manhattan views and the elevator building’s roof deck is a perfect place to get an eyeful. Additional perks include in-unit laundry and abundant storage (there’s extra storage space in the basement). And in addition to being next door to so many great neighborhoods, you’re a block away from subway lines (F, G, R) that will take you wherever you want go in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.
Neighborhoods : Greenwood