Many years ago, I was living in a small studio in a high-rise in Astoria, Queens. I was ready to move and while flipping through the yellow pages searching for a broker to show me places (yes that long ago) I came across an advertisement for loft space in Greenpoint Brooklyn. I made an appointment and the broker (in-house for the landlord) showed me the second floor of a large industrial factory. There were no walls, no plumbing, but a big mess. The broker said, well put a wall here and there and the rouging’s for the bathroom and kitchen, the rest is on you. I said, “ok I’ll take it” I figured it would only cost $10,000 to build it out and a couple weeks. Boy was I wrong, just sandblasting the years and layers of paint off the brick walls to get the natural essence of the space was a nightmare, but well worth it.
sanded and refinished the original flooring
I wanted something different, I was attracted to the uniqueness, the space of 2,700SF of raw loft space on the Williamsburg Brooklyn Waterfront. As a pioneer in the building and community, I transformed this neglected industrial warehouse into an amazing loft. With careful attention to functionality, efficiency, and flexibility my vision resulted in a space that has 22’ ceilings, 6 large windows, two large bedrooms/offices, walk-in closet, a gourmet kitchen, and 1,000/SF of open living space. The loft has many uses and provides an industrial yet warm environment, with spectacular views of the New York City Skyline.
Brooklyn, Condo, Conversion, Development, Loft, New York City, Office