247 North 7th Street in Williamsburg is the rare building that looks better in real life than it does in its renderings. While the rendering came across as somewhat flat and drab, the actual building, with an undulating facade of poured concrete, looks much more textured—and while it doesn't really relate to its surroundings, Williamsburg around the Bedford Avenue L stop (which this building, conveniently, is only a couple blocks from) is sort of a hodgepodge anyway. Development at the site has been in the works, on and off, since 2006, so it's nice to see a nearly completed project. Inside, the design is what aptsandlofts' David Maundrell describes as "industrial modern," with reclaimed wood in the lobby and exposed concrete on the ceiling hallways. According to Maundrell, 1,100 people have expressed interest in the 65 units of the building's Phase 1, which is set to be completed within the next month. Phase 2 is still under construction. Pricing ranges from $2,521 for a studio to $4,492 for a two-bedroom with outdoor space.
· Listings: 247 North 7th Street [aptsandlofts and Streeteasy]
· 247 North 7th Street coverage [Curbed]