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Cobble Hill Lofts

The Cobble Hill Lofts, advertised as being in Cobble Hill by virtue of their name, is actually dead center in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Located 7 blocks from the Carroll St. stop on the F train or a 5 block hike to the Union St. stop on the R, these lofts are going for a pretty penny in this market.

Two duplexes, at 1,639 and 2,008 square feet are asking $1.249MM and $1.399MM. Each has an 840 square foot private roof deck, as do the other two units.

The developers promise energy-efficient units and Porcher, Grohe, Duravit, Toto, Franke, Kohler and American Standard fixtures. An educated guess also makes it look like these units are half a block away from the vaunted Wyckoff Houses.


At November 01, 2006 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're making it sound closer to Union/4th Avenue than to Smith and Carroll (or even Smith/Bergen) station. Which it isn't.
Don't forget there are entrances on Smith/Warren and Smith/President
and 'avenue blocks' are much longer than street blocks.
Right that not Cobble Hill but certainly willing to call it Carroll Gardens (which I'm sure most people on the block would call their neighborhood).

At November 01, 2006 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a native Brooklynite, I can tell you the neighborhood "Gowanus" didn't exist until recently, nor did the acronym "BoCoCa," which is Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens, for the novice. Most people living in these 'hoods choose whichever neighborhood name they see fit. Hard to blame them -- or the Cobble Hill Lofts developer -- as the neighborhood borders pretty much change every two blocks. While these new lofts are not in Cobble Hill, they are almost definitely in the other "Hill," Boerum Hill or Carroll Gardens.

Besides, who cares?! These developers have built one of only two Energy Star Labeled condo developments in all of Brooklyn!! This saves people 30% on energy costs and means fewer greenhouse gases in the air we breath. Cobble Hill Lofts also integrates lots of cool "green" architecture. Good luck finding a Brooklyn developer doing any green architecture at all! Why focus on the name of the development when we should be focusing on the fact that these developers are doing something great for the environment?! Plus, these lofts are really cool! Check out the website!!

At November 01, 2006 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed what everyone is saying about the "Manhattanization" of Brooklyn? I grew up in downtown Brooklyn and I am thrilled to see the growth that is evolving there. To "Cobble Hill Lofts" who have the vision to be "Green", I tip my hat. Gowanus was only a canal and now it's become a neighborhood...really interesting. Never imagined that it would be called a neighborhood. Just look around...from DUMBO to Smith Street to Carroll Gardens, it's remarkable what is developing before our eyes. When builders have that vision, not only to be "green", but that they also begin the development of potentially new neighborhoods, it can only be for the betterment of the existing communities. When I make a nostalgic visit downtown, I see families and artists, and wonderful new shops and people appreciating what is happening around them. Brooklyn is great and downtown Brooklyn is alive and well....and builders with vision, like Cobble Hill Lofts, they make it happen.

At November 01, 2006 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, these lofts are located a half block from the Gowanus Houses, not Wyckoff, and yes, there is a difference. I live on Douglass across the street from the GH - never a problem, not once.
However, although I applaud "green" development in Brooklyn, given the state of the stretch of Bond St. these are on,
I can't imagine anyone paying this kind of money to live there.

Thanks for clearing up the name of where I live - I'm never sure if its Boerum Hill or Carroll Gardens - now I can just say Gowanus.

At November 01, 2006 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the blogger who lives on Douglass St who noted "the state of the stretch on Bond St," get to know your neighborhood better. DIRECTLY across from GH at 235 Bond St, an internationally renowned photographer, Robert DiScalfani,, just opened his gorgeous new studio. A new ballet(!) studio is a block or so south of Cobble Hill Lofts, along with the locally well known and de-lish high-end bake shop, Sweet Melissa.

There's another brand-new upscale renovation directly next to Cobble Hill Lofts, with a nice young family living there. There are also at least 2 or 3 other developments that will be finished very soon, with 2 or 3 large development sites for sale on this "stretch on Bond St." Oh, one of the largest development firms in AMERICA, Toll Brothers, has also purchased property on said "stretch on Bond St."

Ironic that so many businesses with money to invest wherever they like have chosen to invest on Bond St in Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens. It would be nice if those who live in the area made a small investment in the neighborhood in which they live -- a little positive energy can go a long way.

At November 01, 2006 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an artist and total loft freak, I went to a Cobble Hill Lofts open house because I was curious. I've never seen anything like the facade of this building -- the design is totally out a good way! And the interior and outdoor space of the lofts is way more unique than what most of the average cookie-cutter condos out there are offering. Besides, other than these new lofts on Bond St, there are practically no loft condos in the Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens area. The closest neighborhood for lofts is DUMBO, if you don't mind spending over $1000 a square foot. Then there's Red Hook -- yikes!

At November 01, 2006 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please anon 1:47 - Don't call it Gowanus unless referring to canal. Will only mark yourself as a newcomer miming 'hipster' coined terms. As long as south of GH - Carroll Gardens will do just fine.

At November 02, 2006 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy to be educated about the block, anon 2:23, but can you take the self-righteous tone down a notch? I was referring the moving company directly across the street. all other locations have been duly noted and appreciated.


At November 02, 2006 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 2:12, please acccept my sincere apology. You're absolutely right: I did come across the wrong way. Sorry 'bout that. :) Still, I'm sure you'd agree we all have an obligation to be even-handed and clear when providing info to people. Referring to the moving/storage company is clear and fair, but referring to "the state of the stretch on Bond St" is unclear and unfair, especially to those who don't know the area and might judge it. Anyway, take care.

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