New Yorkers have many real estate dreams, like living in a West Village townhouse, or owning a brownstone in Park Slope—or, you know, being able to afford anything in this city.
But what about living behind a historic clock with waterfront views? One such breathtaking apartment within a historic Old Fulton Street building has just hit the market, asking $2.35 million, Mansion Global first reported.
The 1,260-square-foot co-op, which sits at the top of the Romanesque Revival-style Eagle Warehouse building, has 17-foot ceilings, two skylights, one bedroom, a spacious living area, two walk-in closets, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer.
Adding to the apartment’s charm are its exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and millwork. Most importantly, the huge, dazzling clock—which has letters that read “The Eagle Warehouse Storage Company”—sits in front of the living room and offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan.
Built between 1893 and 1894 as a warehouse, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) designation report, the structure’s history is deeply ingrained in Brooklyn. It was designed by Frank Freeman (which the LPC described as “the chief standard bearer of the Romanesque Revival in Brooklyn”). But before that, a building at the site used to house the Brooklyn Eagle’s headquarters. Per the listing, the structure was converted into 85 residential units in 1980.
Architect Michael Davis, who is selling the apartment, has owned it since 1997. Nick Gavin and Josh Doyle of Compass have the listing.