(NEW YORK, NY) — Sales have launched at 850 Metropolitan Avenue’s Milk Factory condominiums. The former Borden condensed milk distribution plant, is now a 32 residence, converted loft building in East Williamsburg.
The 40,000 square foot, four-story building is just east of Bushwick Avenue and only two blocks away from the Graham Avenue L train station.
ROART and BHM Realty LLC are the sponsors behind the project, envisioning a development that could preserve the building’s elegant proportions while making an audacious architectural statement. ROART architect, Ran Oron, commented, “We created the cantilevered addition using a striking ultra-contemporary steel light box consisting of two large white trusses which allow the structure to float above the aged brick facade. We wanted the building to be unapologetically contemporary and architecturally rigorous, at the same time. We played with this contrast of new and the building’s industrial past – a push and pull between modernity and tradition, clean lines and more ornate details – to achieve the goal of making the Milk Factory condominiums one of the most seductive developments around today.”
The building also features another expansive communal terrace nestled underneath the cantilevered addition – an open-air oasis that remains protected from the elements. Light weaves its way through the floor-to-ceiling windows, connecting both spaces and the residents within. Other building amenities include a fitness room, bike storage, and a lobby lounge complete with a gas fireplace and textured concrete walls.
Previously an industrial area, East Williamsburg is a thriving creative quarter filled with street art, historic buildings, tech enterprises, hot restaurants, and trendy new shops.
East Williamsburg still marches to its own beat, while retaining its historic, community-minded character. Its strong spirit attracts individuals who appreciate the area’s cosmopolitan attitude – and proximity to downtown Manhattan – but also require the all-important element of urban refuge.
REAL New York is handling the sales and marketing. For more information go to http://milkfactorybk.com.