Brooklyn's Top 10 Condos
In recent years, the northwestern part of Brooklyn has undergone a dramatic construction boom that has significantly augmented its skyline. This has led to a waterfront renaissance and created a new, non-brownstone inventory of low- and mid-rise residential buildings of considerable originality. Today, Brooklyn is no longer a distant second choice, but a serious residential and cultural alternative to cookie-cutter, post-war Manhattan high-rises and more recent billionaire aeries for foreigners.
The Pierhouse This spectacular, slightly curved, waterfront complex at 90 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights was erected this year south of the Brooklyn Bridge with 108 apartments and a 193-room hotel by Toll Brothers and the Starwood Capital Group. It was designed by Jonathan Marvel of Marvel Associates and Michael Van Valkenburgh was the landscape architect.
- Nine apartments currently for sale from $3,400,000 to $7,090,000
One Hanson Place Long the tallest building in the borough, this former headquarters of the Williamsburg Savings Bank was converted to 175 apartments in 2006. The fine Art Deco tower is adjacent to the wonderful Brooklyn Academy of Music, the borough?s cultural center, in Fort Greene.
On Prospect Park Built in 2008, this classically modern glass building by Richard Meier overlooks the terrific entrance to the wonderful Prospect Park and is very near the impressive Brooklyn Public Library and the great Brooklyn Museum of Art.
- Two apartments currently for sale from $998,000 to $3,495,000
The Clocktower The most prominent of the many former industrial buildings along the East River Waterfront in Dumbo, this 16-story building was erected in 1916 and has 124 apartments and large clockfaces just beneath its pyramid-like top.
- Four apartments currently for sale from $2,299,000 to $7,495,000
The Gretsch This rather massive, dark-brick, 11-story, former factory building in Williamsburg for Gretsch musical instruments was built in 1916 and converted to 130 apartments in 2003.
- Three apartments currently for sale from $999,999 to $3,050,000
One Brooklyn Bridge Park This huge, 14-story waterfront building in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1929 and has 449 apartments and looms over the harbor like a beached aircraft carrier.
- Twenty-Three apartments currently for sale from $895,000 to $21,500,000
One Northside Piers One of two handsome, blue-glass, 29-story, waterfront towers in Williamsburg erected in 2008, it was erected by Toll Brothers, RD Management and L&M Development Partners.
- Five apartments currently for sale from $699,000 to $2,499,000
The Edge, North Tower Just to the north of One Northside Piers, this 30-story tower, also built in 2008, has less blue glass but is immediately adjacent to the East River Park in Williamsburg.
- Five apartments currently for sale from $915,000 to $2,975,000
NV This 7-story building at 101 North 5th Street in Williamsburg was designed by the ubiquitous Karl Fischer in 2009 and is distinguished by its pleasant pale-blue fa?ade over a one-story black base and its castellated roofline.
Ainslie Tower This 10-story building was designed in 2012 by Gilman Architects at 467 Keap Street in Williamsburg and is notable for its inwardly bent facades joined by a narrow central glass section.