Luxury apartments are a dime a dozen in Manhattan, but condo fever is spreading quickly to Kings County. With more buildings popping up or being repurposed in Brooklyn, condo shoppers might consider crossing the river and adding these six buildings to their potential properties list.

338 Berry Street

This conversion of a former noodle factory features soaring 13-feet ceilings with prices ranging from $575,000 to more than $4 million. The 63-unit, eight-story building with interiors by Paris Forino boasts impressive skyline views, as well as a convenient and a stylish location in the heart of Williamsburg. The building’s name – Williamsberry – however, is debatable.


531 Vanderbilt Avenue

Located where Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Prospect Heights converge, 531 Vanderbilt offers 18 apartments on seven floors. Buyers can select from one or two-bedroom layouts with prices starting in the $600,000 range and going higher than $1 million. Amenities include washer/dryer hookups, designer bathrooms, and bicycle storage. This apartment building brings its residents the very best of the Brooklyn lifestyle as it lies within the heart of the borough and close to three of its most coveted neighborhoods and Prospect Park.


538 Union

Located in North Williamsburg, you won’t miss the stately façade of this 13-story residential building. Made up of one and two-bedroom apartments and duplexes with private terraces, 538 union promises the urban lifestyle with modern conveniences. Oversize windows with panoramic Manhattan views, not to mention nearby McCarren Park and public transit options, make this address desirable. One bedroom units start in the $800,000 range while two-bedrooms are priced well over $1 million.


Waterbridge 47

On the border of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill, Waterbridge 47 offers amenities such as on-site parking, a wine cellar, children’s playroom, and fitness center. If outdoor space is high on your list, you’ll want to consider this building purely for its roof deck. Comprised of 25 one, two and three-bedroom units, prices start just under $1 million and go up to more than $2 million. With only one stop away from Manhattan on the F train, the commute to the city should be relatively painless. You’d better hurry, though, since units are selling fast.

156 Broadway

These reinvented lofts in South Williamsburg offer architectural details such as wide-plank pine floors, double-height windows, custom metal staircases, and designer kitchens. Each unit comes with a wash/dryer hookup, a private balcony, and central A/C as well. Converted from an old cabinet factory, living here exposes you all that Williamsburg has to offer. Units come with less square footage than some other buildings, so prices stay under $1 million.

The Boerum, 265 State Street

In the heart of Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, you’ll find this new townhouse-inspired upscale development. Complete with the usual features such as a fitness center, storage, and indoor parking, The Boerum is the epitome of Brooklyn luxury living. The 15th-floor amenity suite sets this building apart from others with its three terraces, lawn, media room, lounge, and library. High-end fixtures and finishes, as well as strict attention to detail, add to 265 State Street’s appeal. Prices range from about $900,000 for a one-bedroom up to $4 million for a four-bedroom residence.

In the current market, units are moving quickly, so get your financial ducks in a row before you begin your search. If you happen to spot what you think could be your dream apartment, make an offer quickly and keep your fingers crossed.


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