Brownstoner headed over the Oosten site, where the enormous luxury condo development designed by Dutch architect Piet Boon has already reached three stories (of an eventual seven). That's pretty quick progress, as the project, the first ground-up American one from Chinese megadeveloper Xinyuan Real Estate Company, was conceptualized only about eight months ago, and launched sales in September. (Units start at $710,000.) When finished, Oosten will boast 216 apartments, an underground swimming pool, and rooftop reflecting pool, as well as a 13,860-square-foot landscaped courtyard that you can see the beginnings of above.
· Floors Rising at the Oosten in South Williamsburg, Balconies and Brick Next Door [Brownstoner]
· Oosten coverage [Curbed]