Photos: Donna Dotan, courtesy of Compass
The breathtaking unit has a dazzling clock that offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge
New Yorkers have many real estate dreams, like living in a West Village townhouse, or owning a brownstone in Park Slopeâ€”or, you know, being able to afford anything in this city.
But what about living behind a historic clock with waterfront views? One such breathtaking apartment within a historic Old Fulton Street building has just hit the market, asking $2.35 million, Mansion Global first reported.
The 1,260-square-foot co-op, which sits at the top of the Romanesque Revival-style Eagle Warehouse building, has 17-foot ceilings, two skylights, one bedroom, a spacious living area, two walk-in closets, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer.
Adding to the apartmentâ€™s charm are its exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and millwork. Most importantly, the huge, dazzling clockâ€”which has letters that read â€œThe Eagle Warehouse Storage Companyâ€�â€”sits in front of the living room and offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan.
Built between 1893 and 1894 as a warehouse, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commissionâ€™s (LPC) designation report, the structureâ€™s history is deeply ingrained in Brooklyn. It was designed by Frank Freeman (which the LPC described as â€œthe chief standard bearer of the Romanesque Revival in Brooklynâ€�). But before that, a building at the site used to house the Brooklyn Eagleâ€™s headquarters. Per the listing, the structure was converted into 85 residential units in 1980.
SOURCE: Curbed NY – All – Read entire story here.