Condo pick of the week

A view of the bridge from this Williamsburg condo

By Alanna Schubach | June 2, 2016 - 1:59PM 

Given the news of the impending L train shutdown, some buyers might be reluctant to purchase in Williamsburg these days, but this condo's location will allow you to skirt the transportation woes. The three-bedroom is in Schaefer Landing, a 15-story building on the South Williamsburg waterfront, close to the Marcy Avenue JMZ train as well as water taxis. For drivers, it's also positioned between the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges, allowing for both convenience and beautiful views. The unit is listed by Real Direct for $2.25 million, slightly below average for similar apartments on StreetEasy, perhaps because the property is not a brand-new development; it was built in 2003, the early days of Williamsburg's boom.

Though the apartment appears to be on a low floor, which typically means less natural light, it's a corner unit with multiple exposures brightening the living area; its clean, white aesthetic further lightens the space. The kitchen is well-suited for entertaining, and has been recently updated with new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops.

The master bedroom, located on the opposite side of the unit, comes with built-in shelving, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite bath. A potential downside is that its window looks small, so it may not get tons of light. A second bedroom, which has views of the river, is currently set up as a media room; the third, which is off the living room, looks onto the bridge.

Both bathrooms are impressive: The luxe master is outfitted with marble countertops, double sinks, and a separate shower and soaking tub, and the second is striking (and refreshingly non-rote) with its green tile and rain shower.

The apartment includes a washer and dryer; pets are permitted. Schaefer Landing residents also have access to several amenities, including 24-hour doorman service, a gym, and a roof deck. And perhaps most convenient, you won't have to depend on the L train.


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