The largest apartment in Williamsburg has just hit the market at The Gretsch for $8.75 million with Douglas Elliman’s Monica Luque and Arina Yakobi. The current owner purchased the home from Kehinde Wiley, the portrait painter for Barack Obama.
Loft 10C is a corner residence that offers dramatic exposures from points north, south and west. The approximately 4,000 square foot apartment has 5 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, and 13′ ceilings. An open-style fully equipped contemporary chef kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances and conveniently merges with the large infinity dining area. The master bedroom has an adjacent custom-designed walk-in closet. Two en-suite extra-large airy spa-like master bathrooms feature separate glass and stone showers with rainforest showerheads and soaking tubs.
Built in 1916 as a Gretsch Musical Instrument factory, The Gretsch in Williamsburg was converted into a premiere white-glove condominium in 2003. Karl Fischer was the Architect and Andrew Escobar and Associates created the interior design. The existing 10 story manufacturing building was converted to 120 loft condominium units ranging in size and layouts but all feature fantastic high ceilings (generally 12 ft). The building features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments and two enormous penthouses on the additional floors added to the building during the conversion.
The Gretsch welcomes guests and residents in a strikingly grand contemporary lobby with 24-hour doorman, onsite resident manager and staff, a sprawling roof deck with outdoor furniture and lounges, perfect for entertaining and admiring beautiful views that include the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, as well as the Williamsburg Bridge. The panoramic outlook stretches for miles both north and south, offering up a sparkling nocturnal landscape. There is also a children’s playroom on the premises and bike parking.