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Williamsburg's Colossal Oosten Condos Get Some Glass

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Is it just us, or did the giant Piet Boon-designed Oosten condo development in Williamsburg go from renderings to full-sized building really fast? At half a million square feet, the project is one of Brooklyn's largest new developments, and since the site became unstalled in 2013, things have progressed quickly. Chinese firm XIN Development revealed renderings by Boon in March 2014, and sales launched last September. The building, which occupies a block-long property on Kent Avenue from South 8th to South 9th streets, currently stands at its full height, and photos by New York YIMBY show that facade installation has begun on the north side.

The project will hold 201 condos, plus 15 townhouses, with a 13,860-square-foot interior courtyard in the middle of the square doughnut-shaped building. Buyers clearly really like the building; StreetEasy shows 111 active listings, and all but 18 are in contract. Currently, the least expensive offering is 714-square-foot one-bedroom asking $980,000. The priciest is a six-bedroom duplex penthouse listed for $6.49 million.
· The Oosten Gets Glassy At 429 Kent Avenue In South Williamsburg [NYY]
· All Oosten coverage [Curbed]
· Listings: Oosten [StreetEasy]

The Oosten

429 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249