Williamsburg continues to prove itself as the gateway to Brooklyn with The Berkley, a new 95-apartment rental building targeting young professionals. Located "one and half blocks from the Bedford L train, in the heart of Williamsburg, which continues to be the epicenter of the creative, artistic and entrepreneurial renaissance of New York City," The Berkley is a joint effort by developers Largo Investments and Westbrook Partners with designer The Meshberg Group. Four apartments are now up for grabs in the building, located on North 8th Street between Driggs and Roebling. Their asks start at $2,723 for a studio. (If the old one-third rule holds true, that means these young professionals are making upwards of $100,000 a year.)
Apartments in the building range from studios to two-bedrooms, and are spread across two towers connected by a central landscaped courtyard that includes a fire pit. Building residents will also have access to a fitness center, a rooftop sun deck with cabanas, barbecues, and outdoor showers. The building also offers 48 parking spaces, which will presumably cost extra.
Adam Meshberg, the principal of The Meshberg Group, offered up his design philosophy for the building's shared spaces,
I designed the lobbies and the passageway connecting the buildings at 223 North 8th Street to have a purposeful juxtaposition of materials and planes between floors, walls and ceilings. The hard, sleek polished concrete floors are softened by the geometrical birch wood feature ceiling. The ceilings, designed to be its own installation is comprised of multiple faceted planes that originate from the center column with warm LED lighting all creates a unique, dynamic space for the tenants to enjoy.Take a first look at the apartments, staged and marketed by Bold New York, below.
- Listings: 223 North 8th Street [StreetEasy]
- The Berkley [official]
- New Seven-Story Apartment Building Will Rise in Williamsburg [Curbed]