Name: The Ice Cream Factory Lofts
Address: 347 Berry Street (also 95 South 5th Street)
Size: 23 apartments over six floors
Price: Starting from $2,650 for a studio
Developer: Pilot Horrigan Development
Architect: Standard Architects
Sales and Marketing: Citi Habitats New Developments
The development firm behind the project purchased this former ice cream factory at the intersection of Berry Street and South 5th Street in Williamsburg in 2012 for $3.475 million, and filed plans the following year to enlarge the existing building and convert it into rentals. That project is now complete, and later this afternoon, leasing will get underway on the six-story building’s 23 apartments.
Units here include four studios, 14 one-bedrooms, four two-bedrooms, and one penthouse which comes with its own terrace. Apart from the above-mentioned starting price for the studios, one-bedrooms start at $2,800, two-bedrooms at $4,050, and the penthouse is asking $5,000 per month.
Some of the standout features in the apartments include nine-to-eleven foot tall ceilings, hand-scraped bamboo flooring throughout, polished concrete accent walls (to give it an industrial vibe, as the developers describe it), and a washer/dryer in unit.
For the building, the developers commissioned local artist Katie Merz to create hieroglyphs on the building’s facade, and she’s also created paintings for the building’s lobby and elevator landings. Amenities here include a landscaped roof deck, a recreation room, and nine parking spots. In addition, the ground floor retail venue at the building has been leased by a new coffee shop calling itself Butler & Co.
The lofts are located right across from the Williamsburg Bridge — the views from the model apartment pictured here look out right on to the bridge, and as the sales and marketing team behind the project will tell you, there’s "no L Train drama" involved here. The closest subway stop is the Marcy Avenue J, M, Z station. The first set of residents will start moving in on September 1.