Sales are now underway on Sheepshead Bay’s tallest building, 1 Brooklyn Bay, with one-bedroom apartments starting at $525,000. These one-bedrooms haven’t yet been listed on the building’s site, but of the currently listed units, prices range from $950,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo spanning 1,229 square feet to $2.03 million for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom measuring 1,927 square feet. Almost all the condos here have some amount of outdoor space.
While construction is still ongoing, prospective residents can get a sense of what these condos will look at the sales gallery next door to the development at 1600 Sheepshead Bay Road. The sales gallery is presently kitted out with what a typical kitchen, living/dining area, and master bathroom will look like. The kitchens will come with Viking Appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerators, and custom Italian millwork; the master bathrooms will have marble finishes and Grohe fixtures; and the condos overall will come with floor-to-ceiling windows.
As for the amenities, those can only be experienced in the form of a scale model at the moment. But they will include an outdoor swimming pool, a 2,500-square-foot gym, a dog run, and a children’s playroom.
“With the launch of sales at this groundbreaking property, we are bringing an entirely new condominium product to the historic Sheepshead Bay area,” Jason Muss, principal at Muss Development, the developer behind the project, said in a statement. “We’re excited to give buyers an inside look at 1 Brooklyn Bay, enabling them to truly grasp the level of luxury and the vast range of amenities that this property has to offer.”
The condos at this Perkins Eastman-designed project will occupy the top 11 floors of the 30-story building. The lower floors will feature rentals developed by AvalonBay. Avalon Brooklyn Bay, as the rental portion is known, features 180 apartments with studios starting at $2,200 per month (!!). Three bedrooms here will rent for as high as $5,070 per month. The earliest occupancy for these rentals is in July this year.
Future residents of the condo however will have to wait until early next year to move in. In the coming months, Muss Development will also unveil the two half-floor, four-bedroom penthouses that are part of the condo portion of the building.
Plans for this tower—four times taller than any other building in the neighborhood—have been in the works since at least 2014. Previously a 22-story condo building by a different developer had been proposed for the site, but was abandoned after a backlash from local residents.
This project hasn’t been without its detractors either, with the DOB issuing a stop-work order earlier this year over safety concerns. The developer rectified those problems, but local residents have dubbed it a “monstrosity.”