Rendering via 200water.com
The newly released teaser site for Dumbo Watchtower condo conversion 200 Water Street takes the exuberant minimalist route.
The 1950s Brillo factory building formerly owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses will be converted by Urban Realty Partners into 15 luxury condos. Residences will range from two-bedrooms to four-bedrooms, with pricing from $2.3 million to $5.6 million-plus, according to the teaser site. Halstead Property Development Marketing is handling sales.
In November 2013, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the design by Aufgang Architects, the Brooklyn Eagle reported. The four-story structure will get two new glass-clad floors up top, set back from the roofline on the Water Street side to decrease visibility from the street (and make room for a patio, as shown by the rendering above). The red-brick facade on Water Street will remain mostly intact, and the rear facade will be reconstructed using concrete.
Shelly Listokin of Urban Realty Partners purchased 200 Water and adjacent lots 173 and 177 Front Street from DUMBO Assemblage LLC for $30.6 million, according to Department of Finance records.
177 Front Street will be converted into a 12-story, 105-unit rental building, Curbed reported. The residences will be one- to three-bedrooms, and some will be affordable housing. Amenities will include a doorman, gym, bike room and children’s playroom. Completion is slated for 2016.