This bold corner loft will remind you of Williamsburg’s early artist outpost days

Posted On Wed, April 19, 2017 By

Posted On Wed, April 19, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Williamsburg

The 1,800-square-foot pre-war loft in the Northside Arts Industries Condominium is as classic as it gets, with impossibly high ceilings, exposed brick, wood beams and pipes and a flexible layout. The New York Times tells us that the building was developed back in 1983, when the neighborhood’s north side was a burned-out jumble of factories, ethnic enclaves and a smattering of artists. The latter had come to escape Soho rents, taking over abandoned factories and warehouses and paying rents that averaged around $550 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. In 1986, a loft space in the building could be rented for $5 a square foot. Today, a sprawling home at 119 North 11th Street asks $8,500 a month ($57 a foot) and the trendy and amenity-packed neighborhood’s artists have (mostly) escaped eastward once again.

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

In what was–before the fortuitous 1983 conversion–a vacant factory in the neighborhood’s northern waterfront area, this stunning three-bedroom corner home is in the epicenter of Williamsburg’s cultural mecca. Within, light fills the space through 11 factory-sized windows and two exposures. The fully-upgraded living and dining area can fit the whole crowd for loft parties and other celebrations.

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

A modern loft kitchen boasts granite countertops and an outsized island, a stainless steel cooktop, oven and microwave, a Blomberg dishwasher and a Fisher and Paykal refrigerator.

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

A tranquil master suite offers two large closets and an en-suite bath with a washer-dryer.

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

A full guest bedroom has a second bath, and a third bedroom is narrow but ready for living, keeping move-in renovation-free.

119 North 11th Street, lofts, gentrification, williamsburg, cool listings

The building may still have the charm of an early loft, but unlike many artists’ encampments, it comes complete with heating, coin-operated laundry, a freight elevator and an on-site super–and a nearby Whole Foods. But just like the Williamsburg of old, a roof deck offers the same seductive Manhattan views.

[Listing: 119 North 11th Street Apt. 3B by Marvin Chu, Evan F. Church and Chris Cavorti for Corcoran Group]

[At CityRealty.com]

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