In 2009, Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind" seared the rapper's former Boerum Hill address into America's collective consciousness. But when Jay was singing about being "hood forever" at his former stash spot at 560 State Street, he probably wasn't envisioning the 560 State Street of 2015 New York. The building has since turned unmistakably glam, as this listing shows: The two-bed, two-bath apartment is asking $1.5 million, a whole head over one of the more recent apartment's to sell at the address. Designer Breanna Carlson of the firm bStudio picked up the apartment in 2013 for $825,000, and gut-renovated the space, creating what you see today. The apartment measures nearly 1,100 square feet, and its high ceilings and access to a shared deck help its spacious feeling. Carlson spared no expense with the reno, and the pad now comes with oak floors, a walk-in closet, Bosch appliances in the kitchen, and carrara marble in the bathrooms.
· Listing: 560 State Street #3A [Triplemint via StreetEasy]
· Jay Z's Former Apartment In 560 State Street Wants $870,000 [Curbed]
· All 560 State Street coverage [Curbed]
· On the Market archives [Curbed]