Leasing has launched at the former Williamsburg manufacturing plant of the Brooklyn Bottling Company and Dr. Brown’s Soda. The new development at 60 Berry Street is aptly called the Soda Factory Lofts, and the 40 units are an attractive mix of industrial architecture and modern style. There are currently 12 apartments on the market, ranging from a $3,300/month one-bedroom to a $5,500/month two bedroom.
The lofts retain original industrial details like lots of exposed brick, wooden beamed ceilings with exposed duct work, wood columns, and exposed pipes. The open kitchens have colorful backsplashes of Spanish tiles, reclaimed wood shelving, and stainless steel appliances.
The bathrooms are perhaps the most contemporary rooms, with tin ceilings, floor-to-ceiling black subway tile, double showers, and claw foot tubs in some units. Every unit has a personal washer/dryer, and public building amenities include a gym/lounge, roof deck, and lobby with gas fireplace and pool table.
The Brooklyn Bottling Group started out in 1936 as a door-to-door seltzer and syrup business. In 1947, they moved into their first bottling facility at this site. Dr. Brown’s started much earlier, in 1869, but was also sold door-to-door, specifically in Jewish neighborhoods, as it was certified Kosher. They invented cream soda and the very New York drink known as Cel-Ray, a celery tonic. Now, how many of the Soda Factory Lofts do you think will own a SodaStream?
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Neighborhoods : Williamsburg