Condo pick of the week

This Williamsburg penthouse has a terrace and two (yes, two!) parking spaces

By Mimi O'Connor | April 12, 2018 - 2:00PM 

A lot of glass keeps the duplex nice and bright. 

Keller Williams

If you need parking, outdoor space, and two bedrooms in the heart of Williamsburg (and have a hefty budget), this condo near McCarren Park could be for you. Listed for $1,575,000, 214 North 11th St., #6E spreads out over 1,246 square feet on two floors. 

The first level features a striking wall of oversized windows, an open living room/kitchen layout with space for a dining table, and custom cabinets along one wall. A small Juliet balcony is off the living room, and there are two closets here as well, one with a washer/dryer. 

The kitchen has a French-door refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, and custom cabinets of glass, lacquer and wood, as well as a Ceaserstone countertop.  

The master bedroom can fit a king-size bed, and also has a closet/storage space and a full bath with a soaking tub. It's on the main level as well. (We don't see either of the two bathrooms, though.)

The upper floor features a second room, which is referred to as a "flex bedroom," likely because the wall of windows that lets light in from the high-ceilinged, lower level doesn't open directly to the outside—something that is legally required for a room to be considered a bedroom. But it's big, and offers three additional closets. Off the not-quite bedroom is another room that can be used as an office or nursery.  There's also another full bathroom on this floor. 

An 11-by-13-foot terrace is accessed from the second level, and a tandem parking spot for two cars (see layout) also comes with the apartment. 

Maintenance is $1,107, and building amenities include a gym, a full-time doorman, a kid's playroom, a great room for events (or playing pool), bike storage, and a patio and roof deck. The building has a 421-a tax abatement through 2025. The apartment is in the heart of Williamsburg, and is surrounded by shopping, restaurants, and bars. The building is less than a block from McCarren Park, a few blocks from the L train at Bedford, and for when that line shuts down, close to the G at Metropolitan Ave. 



Mimi O'Connor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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