Is 7 really a lucky number? The sellers at the Gretsch Building sure hope so. Four of the 12 apartments on the seventh floor of the pioneering South Williamsburg luxury loft conversion are currently on the market, creating what must be one heck of a competitive atmosphere, and plenty of hallway traffic on open house days. So what's going on up there? Maybe the lobby art controversy really did turn Gretsch residents against each other, or maybe nobody wants to stick around to see how this whole Domino thing shakes out. Whatever it is, we can now get a pretty thorough look into life in the Gretsch, at least on Floor 7. Let's size these puppies up, shall we?
Unit #: 7B
Stats: 2BR, 2BA; 1,249sqft
History: Bought in 2005 for $758,596. Re-listed last November at $919,000
Key brokerbabble: "True Exotic Australian Jarrah Wood, Plus Oversized Windows Bring In The Open Sky That Surrounds The Building"
Unit #: 7H
Stats: 2BR, 2BA; 1,257sqft
History: Bought in 2005 for $677,136; Re-listed last November and now labeled as "in contract."
Key brokerbabble: "Rarely available high floor 2 bed/2 bath with PANORAMIC RIVER AND CITY VIEWS."
Unit #: 7K
Stats: 2BR w/ home office, 2.5BA; 1,860sqft
History: Bought in 2005 for $997,885 and has been on and off the market (for as high as $1.595 million) since 2008. Newest listing popped up last week.
Key brokerbabble: "Additional highlights of the home include a gas fireplace, Bosch washer and dryer, a luxurious 5 piece master suite outfitted with double vanity sinks, Zuma soaking tub, designer fixtures, a separate glass enclosed shower and marble and limestone finishes designed by Andres Escobar!"
Unit #: 7D
Stats: 3BR, 2.5BA; 1,980sqft
History: Bought in 2005 for $1,120,075; first resale attempt
Key brokerbabble: "NEVER AVAILABLE - one of ONLY 4 homes in this amazing line - is finally on the market!"
And for what it's worth, the last apartment to trade hands on the floor was #7M, a studio apartment, for $340,000 in March 2010. Any Gretsch residents want to speculate on what's in the water on the seventh floor?
· Gretsch Building coverage [Curbed]