Hot Karl Beach?sorry, 101 Bedford?is much more than an Oz-like land of bearded dudes and Yorkshire Terriers. A press release announcing the Karl Fischer-designed 351-unit rental says the massive building (actually four connected 8-story structures) is "a virtual community within a community" that's setting "posh paradigms" in Williamsburg with "world-class amenities." Said amenities include a "2,500-square-foot fully-equipped fitness center, Olympic-size indoor pool with hot tub, men's and women's saunas, wine vault, game rooms, screening room, sound-proof recording/photography studio, business center, conference room/library, on-site parking and 24/7 doorman/concierge service," plus a "canine cleaning station," onsite ATMs, and vending machines. The website still doesn't have any additional information about the apartments, but StreetEasy has 40 live listings, complete with floorplans and photos.
Rents for available studios range from $2,395 to $2,775; one-bedrooms range from $3,195 to $3,330; and two-bedrooms range from $4,095 to $6,999. Many units have balconies, while all have stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, and "washer/dryer hook-ups," which leads us to believe that they do not come with actual washers or dryers. The listings have an odd collection of photos?some look professionally staged, while others seem to have been taken in the dark with a fisheye lens?but we collected a smattering, along with a few floorplans, in the gallery above.
The amenities, of which the listings detail even more, are pictured below (sadly there is no photo of the canine cleaning station). There will also be a golf simulator, rooftop deck with cabanas and outdoor showers, a courtyard, and a "pets stylist shower" (?!?!). The listings also sneak in this little nugget: "membership applies for all the amenities." So on top of the outrageous rent, tenants will pay an unspecified fee if they want to swim laps or give their dog a bath.
· Listings: 101 Bedford [StreetEasy]
· 101 Bedford [official]
· Hot Karl Beach Building Gets Name, Teaser Site, Terrible Slogan [Curbed]
· Hot Karl Beach coverage [Curbed]