Photo via DXA Studio
There's a new standard for New York buildings, one that calls for structures to be built with rare and uncommon materials or have unique shapes to help them stand out among the other thousands of buildings in the city. Take, for example, the new distinct structure coming to 251 First Street.
The architect behind this upcoming 12-story Brooklyn condominium is Jordan Rogove of DXA Studio who predicts that the building may change as construction continues, but the unique exterior will remain. The base of the building currently fills the small lot, but as you move up the building, the structure extends in order to make way for more apartments.
New Empire Real Estate Development purchased the site in 2014 from an auto repair shop for $4.4 million. Air rights were also purchased to ensure that the building could stretch 125 feet.
As of now, this residential building is planned to hold 39 condos offering studios through three-bedroom apartments. Prices have been rumored to start at around $800,000 for studios. Amenities are planned to include a state-of-the-art fully-equipped gym, a private residents' lounge room, and rooftop terrace with views of Manhattan and the nearby neighborhood of Park Slope. The ground floor of the building will also hold retail.
The tree-lined streets of Park Slope are filled with some of the most historic buildings in Brooklyn, as well as some of the most iconic. This building will be near quaint boutiques, numerous upscale bars, and restaurants that include large outdoor seating. Park Slope is also nearby several parks for residents to get away from the concrete buildings and enjoy the outdoors. The rest of the city is also a short subway ride away.
Construction at 251 First Street has already begun and is planned to be completed by the end of 2019.