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Stephen G. Kliegerman

Stephen G. Kliegerman
President of Development Marketing

Mann Report

Historic Soap Factory Transformed Into Modern Condominiums

Kirkman Lofts

Halstead Property Development Marketing recently announced the launch of sales at Kirkman Lofts, a unique new residential condominium in DUMBO, Brooklyn that once housed Kirkman & Sons, one of the country’s leading soap manufacturers in the 20th Century.

Located at 37 Bridge Street between Water and Plymouth Streets, Kirkman Lofts is literally awash in history with a variety of elements from the original factory incorporated into this new incarnation as a premier living space.

First constructed in 1915, the Kirkman & Sons factory was a reflection of the industrial era in which it was built- a history Kirkman Lofts pays homage to in striking fashion. When residents enter their homes, they do so through the factory’s original steel silos, which form the entrance to their apartments and create hallways unlike any others to be found in New York City.

“Our goal was to preserve the unique industrial touches that give the building a personality all its own. By adding contextual finishes to the authentic historic details, we have developed a building that is one-of-a-kind and formed extraordinary spaces that are both contemporary and industrial,” said Stephen G. Kliegerman, executive director of Halstead Property Development Marketing. “Buyers at Kirkman Lofts will have the chance to own something truly unique, at prices that are a value compared to neighboring buildings, and in an area where the property values are very strong.”

Other design features that evoke the repurposed roots of Kirkman Lofts include the oversized, industrial-inspired custom windows and reclaimed wood accents in common areas and throughhout the homes, as well as the simple brick façade, which stands in harmony with neighboring buildings.

Kirkman Lofts features 45 condominium residences in a mix of a studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes randing from approximately 830 to 2,803 square feet in size, with prices starting at $555,000. The development is also characterized by many unique floor plans- including lofts with sunken living and dining rooms and studios and one-bedrooms with large home offices. The development will also include three unique four-story townhouse units which will have private entrances, internal elevators and roof decks. The on-site sales office is now open and construction is expected to be complete in late summer 2011.

All apartments include solid hardwood oak flooring and washers and dryers housed in tiled closets. Kitchens are designed with clean lines, featuring locally sourced millwork by Avalon Custom Woodworking in Brooklyn, Baltic Birchwood detailing and sleek black LG or KitchenAid refrigerators, energy-smart GE or Whirlpool microwaves, stainless steel Bertazonni ranges and Bosch dishwashers. Bathrooms will include Toto dual-flush toilets, procelain bathtubs and separate walk-in showers—all finished with penny tiles, Grohe fixtures, custom wood vanities and Kohler sinks. QuietRock soundproofing drywall was used to construct walls between apartments and at corridors, creating extra-quiet residences.

Amenities at Kirkman Lofts include a common roof terrace with sweeping Manhattan skyline and Manhattan Bridge views, bungalows available for sale, a second common terrace on the fifth floor, a virtual doorman and concierge service, fitness room, bicycle and private storage as well as package and delivery storage.

Halstead Property Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing agent.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011