The thing about turn-of-the-century, pre-war apartments? Along with their vintage architectural details, they have turn-of-the-century, pre-war floor plans, finishes and decay. So instead, for those whose idea of charm includes fresh materials and modern conveniences, this new Brooklyn building could be for you.
- 236 17th Street, #5C
- Located in Brooklyn, New York
- 648 square feet
- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Things we love about this Property Crush:
It's impossible to watch a home makeover show without hearing the term "open concept," and this type of layout is ideal for space-starved New York apartments. This residence in Brooklyn's South Park Slope (or "South Slope") neighborhood nails open-concept design with an airy main space that boasts tons of natural light and a floor plan that flows naturally from the kitchen to dining to living area. As for the kitchen, it includes a huge waterfall-edge Caesarstone island, Bosch appliances and streamlined, hardware-less cabinetry, which also tastefully covers the fridge.
The bathroom is one of those spaces that makes you say "ahh" and unclench even though you didn't even realize you were tense. The soothing grey-and-white space features a stunning wall of veined marble, a glass shower and a wall-mounted vanity with two faucets and a wide basin-style sink.
The most exciting aspect of a brand-new building? The amenities! The building includes a roof deck with a view of Manhattan and the New York Harbor, plus a gym, lounge and – wait for it – a pet grooming station. Also, no more shoving your wardrobe in every last nook and cranny, since every apartment includes a storage unit.
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