Once upon a time there was a scrappy little warehouse district in Brooklyn that birthed some of the largest industrial firms in the nation: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Astral Oil (later Standard Oil), Brooklyn Flint Glass (later Corning Ware) and the Havemeyer and Elder sugar refinery (later Amstar and Domino), to name a few. And along the waterfront, among the docks, shipyards, mills and refineries, breweries such as Schaefer, Rheingold and Schlitz dotted the landscape.
While many of the factories still stand, most have been converted to luxury residential buildings, with Northside Piers being the very first residential development at the waterfront of Williamsburg.
Toll Brothers’s full-service condominium takes full advantage of its location, offering residents a 400-foot-long recreation pier and stunning views of the New York City skyline. And this rare-to-the-market Two Northside Piers 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom duplex penthouse at 47 North 4th Street, with two large balconies, is just as dazzling.
From the moment you enter the spacious foyer of this 2,200-square-foot window-wrapped apartment you will be awed by brilliant natural light everywhere you turn, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Yet, as the sun sets, sitting in the expansive living room is like having your own private showing of a fabulous light show, with Manhattan’s ever changing skyline twinkling before you.
The neat, clean lines of the eat-in chef’s kitchen are accentuated by customized high-gloss cabinets, honed marble countertops and a host of sleek appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine refrigerator, Bosch cooktop, gas range and dishwasher.
When friends arrive for an evening of fun they can the enjoy the view while eating in a separate dining area off the living room, and if they simply can’t tear themselves away, a large bedroom with en suite bath provides the perfect guest room for your favorite people.
Upstairs, the corner master bedroom suite’s double exposures gently switch you into relaxation mode. With its oversized walk-in closet and en suite master bath featuring a frameless glass-enclosed shower, separate deep soaking tub and a double vanity with stylish Lefroy Brooks fixtures, you can just hear your body whisper “ahhhh” as you settle in for the night.
And while the full size laundry room with vented washer/dryer means you never need to step foot out of this incredible home to do laundry, there are many other amenities worth crossing the threshold for: a heated, ozone-filtrated pool and hot tub, deluxe fitness center with sauna and yoga rooms; a resident’s lounge; 24-hour doorman & concierge; and waterfront esplanade with water taxi access.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg