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BEACON OF BEAUTY  

If the Beacon Tower’s stunning 360-degree views don’t sell you, the post-modern Dumbo location and cool finishes are sure to. All this and more will await all comers to the 23-story tower now rising at 85 Adams Street, three blocks from the waterfront.

“We’re the tallest building in Dumbo, we’re on a hill and the windows are very large, so the views will be that much greater,” says Jay Schippers, senior vice-president of development with Corcoran in Brooklyn. “There’s great night life, you’re a block from the shops on Front Street, the subways are close by - what more could you ask?”

Corcoran is asking $530,000 and up for its 1, 2 and 3BRs, and $2.4 million for the penthouse. The spa-sleek apartments will have Rift oak cabinets, stone composite countertops, Bosch appliances, Kohler sinks and faucets, and Zuma bathtubs. A Zenlike courtyard garden (with teahouse) will bring a sense of sanctuary to this happening corner of Brooklyn.

JAY SCHIPPERS | CORCORAN DEVELOPMENT DIVISION | 718.210.2103

 
 

COURTLY DIGS
Brooklyn living has reached a new peak in luxury at the Court House, a 320-unit rental building in the heart of trendy downtown Brooklyn, on the cusp of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill.

Everything you need is either within the 24-hour full-service building, or a holler away. All the apartments - priced from $1660 to $4500 a month - have 9ft soundproof ceilings, solid red-oak floors, designer kitchens and high-speed internet access. Close by are a 12-screen cinema, stylish Smith Street restaurants, a Barnes & Noble, popular Montague Street boutiques and multiple subway lines. Residents get automatic membership in an on-site YMCA. Another lure is the building’s 500-car garage.

“We have a lot of young people, both singles and couples, who like the idea of moving into a fresh new building with all the amenities imaginable,” says Jed Walentas, a principal of Two Trees Management, the Court’s developers. “For the first time, you have Manhattan-style luxury and service in Brooklyn.”

JED WALENTAS | TWO TREES MANAGEMENT COMPANY | 718.222.2500

     
   
     
   
  ONWARD AND UPWARD IN WILLIAMSBURG
Fresh from selling out its gleaming South Tower, Schaefer Landing is polishing off the (even taller) 25-story North Tower on the spectacular Williamsburg waterfront, opposite lower Manhattan. Fronted by the lush Riverfront Esplanade, the North Tower includes 135 smartly appointed 1 to 3BR condominiums (with a high ratio of 2BRs), priced from $400,000 to $2 million.

“People who see Schaefer Landing for the first time are reaching for superlatives,” says Karen Mansour, director of sales and marketing for Prudential Douglas Elliman. “On top of the luxury, the closeness of hip Williamsburg and the views of the Manhattan skyline, there’s the convenience of the New York Water Taxi, which gets you to Midtown in seven minutes.”

Residents can avail themselves of The Club at Schaefer Landing with its fitness center, riverfront lounge, business center and children’s playroom…not to mention library, roof deck terrace, lush courtyard, underground parking and private access to the Esplanade.

KAREN MANSOUR | PRUDENTIAL DOUGLAS ELLIMAN | 718.302.4545
 
       
           
                 
“We’re suddenly seeing a run on wood-frame houses in the South Slope, which people rejected only eight to ten years ago,” says Roslyn B. Huebener, principal broker for Aguayo & Huebener. “They’re restoring the houses and painting them lovely offbeat colors - a little bit of San Francisco.” Furthering this point, she adds, “Other once-overlooked areas that are now highly sought-after are Ditmas Park and Fort Greene-Clinton Hill.”


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