First Look: The Candy Factory-to-Condo Transformation

This Brooklyn Heights building has had many lives since it was built as Peaks Mason Mints candy factory in 1885. A century ago it was a workspace, then in the seventies it was artist quarters. Now it’s a full-blown luxury condo, and this week I had the first glimpse of the model apartment at 20 Henry Street, with new wide oak floors, original timber beams, and columns restored to their full industrial glory. The four-bedroom duplex has a twelve-foot ceiling and plenty of windows, retaining the original graceful arched frames, making for gorgeous lighting. The generous entrance hallway leads into the open great room, which combines living, dining, and kitchen areas. Photo: Wendy Goodman

I liked that the open kitchen is not smack in the midst of the living room, but has its own space within the architectural framework. The appliances are by Bosch with Caesarstone counters, Wenge cabinetry, and Grohe fixtures. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The dining area, in a spacious corner of the living room, has a table by Restoration Hardware. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The bedrooms off the front entrance hall are small, but the full window lends a spacious and airy feel. Photo: Wendy Goodman

This bedroom really highlights the beautiful windows. Photo: Wendy Goodman

First Look: The Candy Factory-to-Condo Transformation