Crashing an Open House

awkward

A new Robert Scarano “luxury” condo building at 326 State Street, in Boerum Hill.

A week or two ago, I walked past a new Robert Scara­no “lux­u­ry” con­do build­ing at 326 State Street, in the north­ern reach­es of Boerum Hill. This past Sat­ur­day, Tyler and Sarah were down from Boston for a vis­it, and we walked by again – and they were hav­ing an Open House. Why not have a look? [from iPhone]

More below the fold.

The build­ing is all new, and the units go from about $650k to $1m. There are some nice touch­es, like extra stor­age in the base­ment, par­ti­tioned pri­vate roof deck for each unit, and loft­ed ceil­ings with floor to ceil­ing win­dows. But over­all, it gave the impres­sion of wast­ed space, awk­ward­ness, and cheap con­struc­tion. Appar­ent­ly, the archi­tect fudged some build­ing reg­u­la­tions as well. Here are some more pho­tos:

Boerum Hill, across Atlantic

The original photo of the outside. I like the wood panels on the facade, but it is very much out of character for the block.

ladder

You have to climb a ladder to get upstairs, where there is laundry and crawl space storage.

deep tub

All the bathrooms in the building look the same, but I do like the deep tub.

Tyler, Sarah, Lisa

Enjoying the Roof Deck – Tyler, Sarah, and Lisa.

roofs

View of the Williamsburg Savings Bank, soon to also be luxury condos.

looking up

The back of the building.

yard

One of the basement units has its own yard. How you get a lawn mower back here is beyond my speculation.

1 Response to “Crashing an Open House”


  • two things -

    1- how, exact­ly, are you sup­posed to get your clean/dirty laun­dry up and down a lad­der? it’s hard enough car­ry­ing a laun­dry bas­ket up and down STEPS.

    2- deep tubs are nice, except when you are 5′2″ and try to step out of one, and real­ize that you need a stool just to be able to get out with­out falling flat on your butt.
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