Cobble Hill is Brooklyn’s answer to Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood.
With a casual, laid-back vibe, Cobble Hill is perhaps best known for its hip cafes, indie shops, relaxed bars and casual dining opportunities. Chic boutiques and specialty food markets help further Cobble Hill’s trendy image.
Bordering on Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District neighborhoods, Cobble Hill is a relatively safe area made up primarily of tree-lined streets with single-family homes and historic brownstones, inhabited by young professionals and families alike.
The northern part of Cobble Hill’s Smith Street is known as Brooklyn’s “Restaurant Row” due to the sheer number of diverse eateries and watering holes that line the street. Smith Street has become Cobble Hill’s nightlife hub.
Although the area is only comprised of about 40 blocks, it continues to be a hotbed of new construction activity. As buyers seek more affordable housing deeper in Brooklyn, they are discovering Cobble Hill’s many allures — and comparatively less expensive home prices.
Here’s a brief round up of what’s available in the Cobble Hill new condo marker with a budget under $4 million:
1. The Cobble Hill House
Developed by Vega Development, The Cobble Hill House has 27 units in total. Residences range in size from 615 square feet for a one-bedroom to 1,787 square feet for a three-bedroom penthouse unit. Select units include a private terrace.
The building was designed by SM Tam Architect and CWB Architects, with interiors by Meshberg Group. Units are spacious and modern with open floorplans. Each of the five deluxe penthouse units feature staircases that lead to private rooftop space.
Amenities include: basement storage, indoor parking, a rooftop terrace and a virtual doorman.
Pricing for available units starts at $875,000.
2. 161 Columbia Street
161 Columbia Street was developed by Avery Hall Investments and OTL Enterprises. It was designed by Bricolage Design Associates and houses a total of eight units, ranging in size from 1,135 square feet to 1,877 square feet.
The eight boutique-style condos feature industrial windows with waterfront views, as well as high ceilings, wide plank oil-finished oak floors, and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Chef’s kitchens are outfitted with Miele appliance packages, custom light-gray cabinetry, walnut pulls and Italian marble countertops.
Amenities include: storage area, video intercom system and bicycle room.
Pricing for available units starts at $1.4 million.
3. Merchant House
Merchant House is located at 139 Sackett Street on the edge of the Columbia Street Waterfront. It provides everything the typical Brooklyn homebuyer seeks in a neighborhood — the tranquility of quaint tree-lined streets, landmarks steeped in history, proximity to an ever-emerging artisan culture and connection to mass transit.
The modern units feature open floorplans with exposed wood beams, offering an industrial-modern aesthetic. Oversized windows allow for warm, natural lighting.
Pricing for available units starts at $1.5 million.
4. Polhemus Residences
The Polhemus was the first “skyscraper” hospital ever built. It has been redeveloped into the Polhemus Residences by Fortis Property Group. It houses 17 units, with sizes ranging from 2,235 square feet to 2,281 square feet.
Polhemus Residences was designed by BKSK Architects with interiors by ASH NYC. Units feature window heights that soar up to 11 feet and voluminous ceilings reaching up to 21 feet. In addition to private gardens and harbor views, residences include oak staircases with satin nickel trim, a suite of Gaggenau appliances and radiant-heated floors in the master bath.
Amenities include: on-site parking, concierge service, rooftop lounge with cabanas and a fitness duplex.
Pricing for available units starts at $3.5 million.
5. 325 Henry
Two penthouse units boast over 2,000 square feet of private terrace space with sweeping cityscape views. The four- and five-bedroom homes stand as unique offerings in the exclusive landmark setting of Cobble Hill.
Amenities include: on-site automated parking.
Pricing for available units starts at $3.7 million.