On an otherwise quiet stretch of Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, a somewhat unusual building is nearing the finish line. ODA New York deviated from its usual stylings to create a boutique condo building, offering their own contemporary take on a Brooklyn townhouse.
Located at 630-632 Lorimer Street, the condo building is called Casetta, which is Italian for “small house.” In describing the unique exterior of the building, the firm said the exterior panels evoke an abacus (seems pretty accurate) and work to provide shade and privacy as well.
The four-story building comes with just 12 apartments. Those 12 units can be broken down as follows: two two-bedroom garden level duplexes that each come with a 1,080-square-foot garden; eight one-bedroom apartments, most of which come with a balcony; and two penthouses (a two-bedroom, and a three-bedroom respectively), that have two balconies and a private rooftop terrace each.
Some of the standout features of the apartments here include the floor-to-ceiling windows, the washer and dryer in each unit, custom cabinetry in the kitchen, and a deep soaking tub in the bathrooms. Residents of the building will also have access to a communal rooftop terrace.
This project has been in the works for over a decade now. Plans at the site were first filed in 2006, but with a different architect on board. ODA signed on in 2015, and it seems to have been smooth sailing since.
At the moment, the condo building is nearly complete. There was a soft launch on sales about two months ago, with only three units released at the time. At that time, two one-bedrooms were on the market for $715,000, and $735,000 respectively, and a two-bedroom was asking $1.56 million. There’s no word yet on the official sales launch though.