Bespoke down to the smallest finish and the subject of over a dozen industry publications (Architectural Digest, Dwell, The New York Times, etc.), this penthouse condo, imagined and executed by design firm General Assembly, spans an entire floor and has four outdoor spaces, has no equal currently out on the market in NYC.
A keyed elevator entry quietly glides you up to the penthouse apartment, which is configured into two separate wings. Head into the living/entertaining area and you notice a span of west-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, showing DUMBO/Manhattan Bridge views and blue skies. Reclaimed oak beams from 19th century barns serve as the apartment's plank floors, which gently contrast the cityscape before you, the open floor plan seamlessly allowing separate dining, living, kitchen, west-facing balcony and office areas. The kitchen is not to be believed: walnut custom cabinetry and millwork from HenryBuilt, copper-hued Blue Star stove, Concreto countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and custom built separate bar area that serves as an entertainment station for cocktails and--underneath--a pet food and drink area. A projector soffit in the ceiling provides a screening room experience, and one of two home offices is gently divided by vertical walnut slats. Under the office desk is clever storage of a Japanese futon, providing a place to rest for overnight guests.
The other wing of the home is for private living: currently designed as a bedroom, large office with east-facing balcony, large bathroom and enormous walk-in closet with Vitsoe closet system, this area can easily be adjusted as a 2BR wing. The bedroom is peaceful and has floor-to-ceiling windows and an additional smoked glass window diffusing natural light into the room whiIe ensuring privacy. Industrial details define the marble bath with its steel and glass door, large dual shower and Flaminia acquagrande sink. Just outside of the wing is another bathroom featuring handmade encaustic cement tiled shower and floors. This penthouse features accents of subtle, finely-finished concrete walls and ceiling and custom, cool Flavor Paper wallpaper; zoned Nest HVAC; Bosch washer/dryer; and five (!) separate storage spaces.
The uniqueness and grandeur of the private rooftop spaces can not be overstated--there is nothing like it in Brooklyn: two separate staircases within the penthouse guide you up to two enormous private roof decks. Up one staircase and there is a vast outdoor entertaining area with kitchen/grill set-up, seating area for lounging, and a slightly elevated deck serving as the spot for al fresco dining. Up the other staircase and you have an entire roof deck designed for both recreational activity and pets, complete with subtle wire fencing to ensure safety. The roof decks (measuring about 1400 square feet in total) give panoramic views of One World Trade, Manhattan Bridge, Empire State and Chrysler buildings, etc.
102 Gold Street is a 10-unit, virtual doorman condominium building in the DUMBO/Vinegar Hill area, a vibrant area of Brooklyn known for its intertwining of industrial edge, cobblestone streets, and bustling restaurant/boutique shopping scene. This apartment has incredibly low monthly common charges and real estate taxes (Tax abatement is in place to 2029). Close to Brooklyn Bridge Park, two blocks to the F train, one stop to Manhattan, this home is an opportunity for an uncompromising quality of living in one of the top global cities in the world.