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Real Estate Showcase - Brooklyn Properties

Six-Story Splendor

Tucked away in charming Greenpoint, the six-story Viridian at 110 Green Street is about to bring to the neighborhood a lofty new level of luxurious living. The 130-unit building, designed by the accomplished Meltzer/Mandel Architects, boasts spacious apartments with ceilings of up to nine feet (16 ½ feet in the PHs), hardwood floors, and towering windows that take in the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines. Each unit is outfitted with wireless Internet and washer/dryer hookup. Among the impressive amenities are a sauna, billiards room, screening room, heated indoor pool, full-scale gym, golf simulator, rooftop putting green, and a reading room for quiet time. Just down the block, a new bike lane stretches to the Williamsburg Bridge and beyond, and you’re but a stroll to the leafy confines of McCarren Park. From $469,000 for a 1BR. WINTER 2009


Handsome High-Rise

In a rare marriage of high-rise views and boutique comforts, the 10-story Soleil is winning raves and selling fast in South Williamsburg. “You feel like you’re in the clouds, and because the building faces north and south, all the apartments have great light,” says David Maundrell, president of the marketing and sales firm “And every unit from the fifth to the tenth floor has long, dramatic views.” Three-inch American Walnut floors and deep-soaking tubs distinguish each of the 20 apartments (two ground-floor duplexes, two 1BRs on each floor). For added privacy and exclusivity, a key-operated elevator opens into the apartments. Residents will love the proximity of Grand Street cafés, bars, and markets, the Northside and the Bedford Avenue subway. From $489,000 to $625,000. FALL 2008.


Just Like You’d Imagine

The leafy neighborhood life of bygone days and dreams awaits the owner of a three-story, six-bedroom house in South Midwood. Here, in a quiet district bordered by Fiske Terrace, Ditmas Park, and Brooklyn College, the double-parlored, bay-windowed stalwart takes its place with other spacious Victorian-style houses, ample lawns, and front porches. Says Nalani Clark of Brooklyn Properties, “It’s the ideal home for families with Manhattan ties, or those who crave work-at-home space and coffee breaks in the garden. The city lover will know suburban peace and plenitude without leaving the city limits.” The gracefully renovated house, on a pastoral quarter-acre and shaded by a century-old copper beech, has two full and two half-baths, a family room with vaulted ceiling, three-sided exposure, and a master bedroom with leaded glass windows. The front porch swing will stay. $1,499,000. IMMEDIATE.


The Wide, Wide World of Cobble Hill

An extra-wide townhouse with extra-special features, this Federal-era beauty at 166 Amity in Cobble Hill is a standout in a neighborhood of standouts. Twenty-five feet wide on an oversize lot, the $4,995,000 beauty blends meticulous historic restoration with a seamless modernization that unifies a private garden overlooked by a country kitchen, sunroom, and music parlor. The parlor level features a formal parlor with working fireplace and adjoining music parlor and conservatory. On the upper floors are six ensuite bedrooms and two master baths. Typical of Greek Revival townhouses, it has a blend of formal and informal rooms, making for grand entertaining or quiet comfort. Also of note: a two-story sunroom extension, working fireplace, and eight-burner professional range with double-oven in the kitchen, and a landscaped garden shaded by mature plantings that bloom from spring through fall. FALL 2008.