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First Looks Inside Williamsburg's Cass Gilbert Warehouse-Turned-Condos

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Morris Adjmi led the 338-condo conversion of this historic structure

Developed by Kushner Cos. and LIVWRK on Williamsburg’s burgeoning waterfront, the 338-condo Austin Nichols House has just finished its complete renovation. Although Curbed has published renderings of the now-completed building, we’ve been provided a first-hand look into the completed interiors. Apartments in the building hit the market in May, with studios starting at $650,000, one-bedrooms at $850,000 and two-bedrooms at $1.3 million.

The Austin Nichols House is named after the original 1915 manufacturing facility owned by Austin, Nichols & Co. The behemoth structure was designed by Cass Gilbert, the architect behind the Woolworth Building, in the Egyptian Revival style as exhibited by the building’s narrow windows, battered walls and caved cornice. Morris Adjmi, who led the conversion, has effectively imprinted his aesthetic into 184 Kent Avenue without degrading Gilbert’s visionary architecture.

With 11-foot, 8-inch industrial-beamed and traditional ceilings, the apartments pictured provide sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan skyline along with the building’s own courtyard and ‘Zen Garden.’ (Of course only the nicest of apartments in the building get turned into model units, all of which are designed by ASH.)

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