We recently featured a collection of 1-bedroom apartments for our “Three of a Kind” round-up so it only seems fair that we give the same attention to our wonderful assortment of 2-bedroom listings all offering incredible natural light and views so you can soak in the spring sun. Below are three that will take you from the Williamsburg waterfront to the heart of Chelsea.
The incredible natural light and city views brighten this sleek and stunning home. Not only do the floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak in the skyline, but the sprawling 1000-foot terrace accessed from the main living space truly brings Manhattan into your living room. The interiors are spacious and beautifully finished down to the finest detail.
The Williamsburg waterfront has become one of the most desirable locations to live in the city, let alone just Brooklyn. And this view from a new studio apartment listing at the 2 Northside Piers condominium, the first re-sale in its line, explains part of the reason why. In addition to the great glimpse of the East River, there’s the Williamsburg Bridge, Lower Manhattan skyline and the new World Trade Center rising in the distance, and right across the street is the historic Austin Nichols’ warehouse, designed by Cass Gilbert at the start of the 20th Century. The view is pure New York, past, present and future.
Our look earlier this week at a gorgeous Park Slope townhouse has us thinking about the Borough of Kings more and more, so once again we’re jumping across the river for a look at some of our favorite homes currently on the market in Brooklyn.
Williamsburg is now firmly entrenched as Brooklyn’s own version of Soho, with converted warehouse buildings, a dense population of artists, and places to see and be seen. Large townhouses in this area are not widely available, and this one — which is new construction, measures 5,000 square feet and includes a gallery space — is a blend of house living with a loft aesthetic. Located right off Bedford Avenue, it’s near everything Williamsburg has to offer while still being situation on a peaceful and calm block.
In the last few years, there has been major residential real estate development in Brooklyn, particularly in Williamsburg. This summer, I’ve noticed more and more people are making the journey on the L train on the weekends to attend the many open houses in the area. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, especially in the upcoming fall months, you might as well make a day of it, and check out some of the restaurants, shops and other attractions in Williamsburg to supplement your apartment hunting.
For brunch, I recommend Fabianes, a French café and bakery, with a light, airy atmosphere and delicious salads. To satisfy your sweet tooth, there is a cute ice cream shop called Penny Licks that has vegan and regular ice cream options as well as cookies, brownies and cakes. There are great clothing boutiques such as Otte, Jumelle and Noisette that rival some of Manhattan’s stores. If you are looking to shop for home furnishings for a potential new apartment, The Future Perfect has great modern, sometimes quirky pieces. To relax, I suggest checking out McCarren Park, it is a beautiful park but also has lots of concerts and events, usually on Sundays. Williamsburg is also a great neighborhood to walk around and explore on your own.