35 underhill in the news
brooklyn eagle comes strong with the article on 35 underhill.
of note is that the building will have a gym, which i didn't know about
and also peggy's quote that there was such a long waiting list.
Brooklyn Eagle article
|First Prospect Heights Residential Development Hits Market |
by Linda Collins (), published online 10-27-2004
39 Units, Outdoor Space, Gym All Part of ‘Glass Tower’
PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Sales will begin this weekend on the brand new residential construction at 35 Underhill Ave. in Prospect Heights, according to Peggy Aguayo of Aguayo & Huebener Realty in Park Slope, who is overseeing sales and marketing.
The firm, which received so many calls from interested buyers since construction began that a long list of names was kept, now expects to sell the units very fast.
“It is an amazing project and one of the most striking,” Aguayo told the Brooklyn Eagle last week, referring to it as the glass tower. “It is the first real new construction in Prospect Heights.”
Developer Isaac Fischman, who also calls it “the glass tower,” said he wanted his new building to have lots of glass and lots of light.
Fischman, a partner with 630 Realty LLC, the owner/developers, said the partners acquired the formerly vacant land because the neighborhood is “so up and coming.”
There is a brand new cafe on nearby Washington Avenue, the newly renovated Brooklyn Museum is only a seven-block walk and Flatbush Avenue is only three blocks away.
“And I wanted to have very large apartments to accommodate families,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle earlier this year.
Families, couples and singles will be accommodated in the structure, which is actually two buildings with a shared lobby and cellar but with separate elevators and stairways.
Although the bulk of the 40 units are two and three-bedroom apartments, there are also a few studios and one-bedroom units and one-bedrooms with mezzanines.
The sizes range from 480 square feet for a studio to more than 1,500 square feet for a three-bedroom. In addition to the large units, the project has several unique features, according to Fischman. These include creating four duplexes, each with its own private entrance; setting aside one floor in each building where the units have mezzanines and double-height windows and ceilings; and having a lot of outdoor space. Every unit has either a balcony or a rooftop terrace, some have both, and there is a large private courtyard for all residents, he said.
The project also has a gym and parking for 20 cars underground.
Fanny Sahar, the project manager and spokesperson for the design team at Scarano & Associates Architects, concurred that the project is “one of the first new buildings in this neighborhood since it was rezoned as a moderate density area.”
The structure is in an area of many brownstones and otherwise low-rise residential buildings and the designers put a lot of effort into meeting the challenge of having a rather large building that is of moderate density — hence the “huge” units and great amenities, according to Sahar.
But she feels the project is also unique for another reason.
“We wanted to do something different in this neighborhood,” she said. “We believe it is the first light-colored building in the area. We’ve used a light yellow brick and metal panels that are a light shade of blue-green. This project will transform the area totally.”
© Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2004