One of the co-founders of the wildly popular Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream has a pretty sweet condo in Greenpoint, but he’s looking to part with it now. Pete Van Leeuwen, who started the business along with his brother Ben, and their partner Laura O’Neill in 2008, has listed his two-bedroom apartment in the neighborhood for $1.075 million, Curbed has learned.
Located on the fifth floor of an eight-story condo building on Manhattan Avenue, the 817-square-foot apartment offers views of McCarren Park, and the Manhattan skyline beyond. Other nice features in the apartment include dark cherry wood floors, large windows, Quartz countertops in the kitchen, a dishwasher in-unit, and a windowed-bathroom with a Kohler tub. Another neat feature: the condo comes with two balconies on either ends of the apartment.
Van Leeuwen purchased the apartment for $637,424 in 2011. It was originally listed for $1.125 million earlier this month, but last week the ask was reduced by $50,000 to its current price. Van Leeuwen and his partners got their start in their kitchen in 2007 and officially went into business with two ice cream trucks the following year. That has now expanded into somewhat of an ice cream empire with stores and trucks in NYC and LA, and their ice cream pints available at grocery stores.