Stephen G. Kliegerman
President of Development Marketing
Brooklyn Heights Office
45-Unit Former Soap Factory Now 70% Sold
By Linda Collins
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Views of the open layouts of Penthouse D at Kirkman Lofts in DUMBO.
Images courtesy of Halstead Property
DUMBO — Kirkman Lofts, the condo conversion of a former soap factory in DUMBO, has just released four penthouses to the market, Halstead Property Development Marketing reports.
The circa-1915 former Kirkman & Sons building, at 37 Bridge St., between Water and Plymouth streets, is now more than 70 percent sold and prices have increased three times since sales were launched in April, according to Stephen Kliegerman, president of Halstead Property Development Marketing.
As the Eagle most recently reported, the prices were raised on some units by an average of 8 percent as a result of rapid sales at the 45-unit development.
“Buyers are responding to the unique floor plans and design, competitive pricing and trendy locale,” Kliegerman told the Eagle in June.
Now he credits the “fantastic model units, designed by interior design firm ASH NYC.”
“We are confident that the new penthouses will continue to contribute to the success of this development,” he said.
Comprised of one-, three- and four-bedroom units that range in size from 938 to 1,693 square feet, the four penthouses have large open living areas, skylights and sweeping views.
They are described as follows:
• Penthouse B is a 1,469-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath unit for $1.5 million.
• Penthouse C is a 938-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath unit with a loft mezzanine for $800,000.
• Penthouse D is a 1,693-square-foot four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit with a kitchen pantry and a spacious great room for $1.65 million; and
• Penthouse E, a 1,670-square-foot four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit with an open living/dining area for $1.425 million.
“The common penthouse foyer is formed by an original steel silo that is drenched in light from the skylights above,” said Kliegerman. “Other historic accents include oversized industrial-inspired windows and reclaimed wood accents that are installed in common areas and throughout the homes.”
Kitchens feature locally sourced millwork by Avalon Custom Woodworking in Brooklyn, plus QuietRock soundproofing drywall was used to construct walls between apartments and in corridors, creating extra-quiet residences.
Also as the Eagle has reported previously, amenities include a common roof terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline and bridges; bungalows available for sale; a second common terrace on the fifth floor; video doorman and concierge service; and fitness, bicycle and refrigerated storage room.
It is a project of 37 Bridge Street LLC, with design by Scarano Architects.
Move-ins are expected to begin as early as the end of this month and into early 2012, Kliegerman said.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011