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Hints of Soap and Steel Remain at Dumbo's Kirkman Lofts

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The old metal vats of the soap factory are built into the design, and are especially visible in the hallways.
The old metal vats of the soap factory are built into the design, and are especially visible in the hallways.

[Photos by Will Femia.]

Dumbo's Kirkman Lofts has come far since the day it was struck by lightning: the former Development Du Jour has been on the market since April, and according to StreetEasy, 18 units are in contract. Building reps invited us over for a look, so take a peek at the model unit and a few still-under-construction areas in the gallery above. There's a modern amenities package, but the building's marketing pitch focuses on its history?it was built in 1915 as the Kirkman & Son Soap Company. When the building was converted, it kept the soap factory's "steel silo accents." Prices on the units still left: $570,000 to $1.06 million, and the PriceUpper's recently paid a few of those apartments a visit.
· Official website: Kirkman Lofts [kirkmanlofts.com]
· Old Dumbo Soap Factory Cleans Self Up, Returns as Lofts [Curbed]

Kirkman Lofts

37 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY