Brooklyn’s cityscape is changing rapidly.
The 32-story Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, built in 1929, was Brooklyn’s tallest building for 80 years, but now it’s not even in the top 10. Many new developments are transforming both downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, and some of them are becoming these include the tallest in the district.
One of them, the 620-foot tower known as 11 Hoyt, is now the third tallest building in Brooklyn. 481 condominiums are stacked across its 57 floors, along with 55,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a dog park. For human residents, a 27,000-square-foot private park built on a two-story base surrounds the building.
Design heavyweights were involved in architecture, interiors and landscaping. This is Chicago-based Studio Gang’s first condominium development in New York, while London and New York-based Michaelis Boyd, known for designing chic Soho House clubs around the world, is responsible for the apartment interiors amenities. The well-known Hollander Design designed the landscape architecture. The building was developed by Tishman Speyer, sales and marketing are handled by Corcoran.
The exterior of the building is very striking. Studio Gang took inspiration from the classic bay windows of traditional Brooklyn brownstones and reinterpreted them as cantilevered bay windows that move diagonally up and down the tower’s facades. The bay windows, which appear to detach from the building’s concrete facade, make the facade appear almost evolving as sunlight and shadows move throughout the day.
When designing the interiors, Michaelis Boyd drew inspiration from Brooklyn’s industrial past, with rich, tactile materials that age and patinate over time, from rustic woods to blackened metals and bronze hardware. The model residences are offered in two finishes: “Heritage” units feature warm tones, stained woods and dark metalwork, while “Classic” combines lighter neutrals with stainless steel hardware and light oak.
Unit 40A, the first model condo pictured, is 1,956 square feet, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and Northwest exposure. Priced at $3.7 million, it’s also the most expensive of the three model condos. This is in the Classic version.
Also sporting a classic finish and priced at $2.085 million is the 1,320 square foot, two bedroom, two bathroom Northeast facing Unit 40B. Unit 40G is priced at $2.67 million and spans 1,417 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and southwest exposure.
Do you think: “They all look kind of small for these prices”? Well, with the laundry list of lavish amenities available in the building, you don’t have to feel cooped up here.
There’s morning coffee service in the lobby, a co-working space, and a pet spa for bathing the pooches in addition to the dog park. The fully-equipped fitness center includes weight and cardio rooms, yoga rooms, and a squash court, while a 75-foot indoor saltwater pool allows for year-round lap swimming. There is a comfortable lounge opening onto a terrace with BBQ, private dining room, catering kitchen, playroom and children’s playroom. Catch your breath because that’s not all, folks. There is a sundeck with Jacuzzi, a fitness deck for outdoor exercise, a sky lounge with a fireplace, a billiard room and library, a screening room, a virtual game room, a music studio, a card room for poker night and much more but last but not least a cocktail lounge.