Williamsburg’s Gold Coast Gets Even More Luxe

Courtyard at The Oosten at 429 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

A Morris Adjmi-designed condo conversion is coming to Kent Avenue, just the latest in the plethora of luxury residential buildings that have made it Williamsburg’s Gold Coast.


Last year’s fourth quarter real estate market report  revealed a vast number of development projects slated for Northern Brooklyn, and this week details surfaced about one of the most highly anticipated condo conversions in Williamsburg–Austin Nichols House.


Starchitect Morris Adjmi–of Wythe Hotel fame–is converting the historic warehouse at 184 Kent Avenue–a street that in recent years has been dubbed Williamsburg's Gold Coast due to its numerous high end luxury residential buildings. Originally designed by iconic American architect, Cass Gilbert, Adjmi is redesigning the warehouse into a six floor, 338 unit luxury condo building. Renderings of the building’s lobby show a very Adjmi-esque aesthetic–an ultra-modern space with plenty of natural and sustainable components, including a living wall.  The 338 residences at 184 Kent Avenue will range from studios to three bedroom, with prices starting at $540,000.

Adjmi’s Austin Nichols House is one of the most recent buzz-worthy projects coming to Kent Avenue, and it’s in very good company among the luxe living along Williamsburg's Gold Coast.

The Oosten- Located at 429 Kent Avenue, the Oosten is a brand new luxury condo building designed by Dutch architect Piet Boon. The 216-unit building features a clean, streamlined design and utilizes local, natural materials to evoke an industrial-chic aesthetic that incorporates both the neighborhood’s landmarks and the natural world. The exterior features gunmetal framed windows alongside a brick facade–a homage to both the Williamsburg Bridge and the neighborhood's rich industrial history. An internal courtyard brings the natural environment  to the building, with lush green topography and plenty of outdoor space. Boon’s interiors are a timelessly sophisticated mix of form and function, with a nod to traditional  Dutch  design elements like neutral, sublime color palettes, and green, organic  elements mixing seamlessly with concrete and steel. Floor to ceiling windows and patios further incorporate the natural world into each sublimely sophisticated residence. Seven residence styles are available–from 1-3 bedrooms to duplex, loft, townhouse, and penthouse layouts–and are offered with two finish options, light and dark. The Light Package features a  white palette reflected in kitchen and bathroom elements and in detailing throughout the home, while the Dark Palette uses a rich grey palette throughout the residence.  

Amenities at The Oosten are as luxurious as the living spaces, and include a fitness center, spa with sauna and steam room, pool, rooftop deck, parking, and children’s playroom,

2-bedrooms begin at $1,295,000.


Schaefer Landing North- At the heart of Williamsburg’s waterfront is 440 Kent Avenue,  a

24-story glassy luxury tower designed by Karl Fischer Architects. The generous loft spaces feature soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, wide-open terraces, and washer/dryers. Fully equipped kitchens feature state-of-the-art GE appliances, granite or marble countertops, and dishwashers. Spa-inspired baths offer glass-enclosed showers, limestone and marble finishes, slate tile floors, oversized mirrors, and double vanities. Schaefer Landing North offers an impressive amenities package including full service doorman, lounge, rooftop deck, and gardens, fitness center, children’s playroom, business conference room, and parking.   

2-bedrooms start at $1,275,000.