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Luxury Apartments in Downtown Brooklyn

Home to 8.8 million people and almost as many apartments, creating the right home for your life is an exciting and challenging task. A NYC-based architecture and design firm can help to breathe life into your aspirations, whether you are working with a historical Brooklyn brownstone, an oddly shaped nook tucked underneath the Brooklyn bridge, or a contemporary glass high-rise in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. If you already know you want to maintain your luxurious lifestyle, and aren’t sure how to do that in the sometime-gritty New York City, read on for some of our favorite luxury apartments in Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods, or let us know at MeldNYC if we can help you design your perfect luxury space from scratch!

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Invest in the Opulence at Gold Street

The Oro Condominiums at 306 Gold Street were designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, and the soaring, 40-story glass facade exemplifies their creative, iconic, yet practical design. If you are ready to put roots down in Downtown Brooklyn, consider one of the 303 luxury units on Gold Street.

Why we love the Oro Condos

  • Luxury Brooklyn Apartment Features – Every unit was built standard with Brazilian hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, nine-foot high ceilings, and Durango stone walls in the bathrooms, all of which create a base foundation of luxury for their lifestyle. Residents have further customized their spaces to match their interior design vision
  • Luxury Building Amenities – The world-class services of The Oro include a 24/7 doorman, bicycle storage and a parking garage, an indoor swimming pool, wet bar, screening room, two-level state-of-the-art fitness center, and a basketball and racquetball court. Rest assured visitors will be greeted in the lobby with warm, but sleek wood paneling, and contemporary furniture, ensuring that every aspect of the building reflects your elegant style and taste.
  • Neighborhood – The Oro is located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, next to Fort Greene, and it is one of the newest luxury condominiums in the area. The tops floors of the building offer unparalleled views of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline, or you can get up close and personal at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, completed in 2021. Downtown Brooklyn offers the best of both Brooklyn and Manhattan, because you are one train stop away from the Financial District, but get the extra breathing room that comes from a Brooklyn zip code. When you’re finished with your short commute over the bridge into the city, consider checking out the nearby New York Transit Museum to marvel at the historical significance and logistical wonder that is the NYC MTA system.
  • Transit – The Oro Building is a 6-minute walk from the B, Q, R at Dekalb or the 2, 3 at Hoyt Street..
  • Rent – Studios currently sell for around $750,000 and a three-bedroom floor plan is listed for $2.4 million.

Maintain Work-Life Balance in Luxury

The residences at 33 Bond Street are a luxury apartment building designed by TF Cornerstone (TFC)–a private real estate development company with 13 different luxury apartment buildings and complexes in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Why we love 33 Bond St

  • Luxury Downtown Brooklyn Apartment Features – White oak hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen, in-unit washer/dryers, floor-to-ceiling windows, resident membership access to Chelsea Piers Fitness Center.
  • Rooftop Deck – For an unforgettable summer in New York, enjoy an 18,500 square foot landscaped rooftop deck with a golf putting green, BBQ grills, cabanas, sundeck, and an outdoor shower.
  • Co-work from Home – For your working hours, your rent at 33 Bond Street comes with HomeWork: a 1,500 square foot co-working space, complete with individual and communal work stations, conference rooms, and a terrace with solar-powered work tables.
  • Pet Services – Because we know pets are part of the family, 33 Bond St also offers an in-house pet spa and pet concierge service with dog walking, grooming, overnight care, and a play space with puppy cam.
  • Other Luxury Building Amenities: Elevator, parking garage, valet, 24-7 doorman, resident clubroom/lounge with billiards tables, screening room, bicycle storage, ATM, and a children’s playroom
  • Neighborhood –  Situated within the Brooklyn trifecta of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn, the building is built for creatives. You will be walking distance to Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC Arts & Media, Mark Morris Dance Center. When you need to recharge among the trees, you are only 4 blocks to Fort Greene Park.
  • Transit – Within a one block radius catch the 2, 3, 4, 5 at Nevins; the A, C, or G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn; or the B, Q, or R at Dekalb; plus 33 Bond St is a 10 minute walk to the LIRR at Atlantic/Barclays Center 
  • Rent – From $3,800/month for studios to $5,600/month for 2-bedroom apartments. 

A Dramatic Breakthrough in Waterfront Residential Architecture

Situated on the East River in Williamsburg, 420 Kent Avenue was designed by the award-winning architect ODA New York with the vision of increasing visibility of the Manhattan skyline for every unit–not just the corners. The result is an unusual construction where many of the 857 units have three-sided views and private outdoor spaces.

Why we love 420 Kent Avenue

  • Luxury Brooklyn Apartment Features – An abundance of light with floor-to-ceiling windows welcome you into your space. Enjoy the hardwood smokey oak floors, Italian cabinetry and custom bathroom vanities; cook on the Bertazzoni gas range in the kitchen; and tackle every chore with in-unit washer/dryer and dishwasher.
  • Luxury Building Features – Honestly, it would be easier to list the amenities that 420 Kent doesn’t have, because the designers and builders have thought of everything. For your physical health: a 12,000 square foot fitness center, billiards lounge, wellness spa, outdoor rooftop pool, herb garden, sunset lounge and catering kitchen, plus an outdoor yoga and stretch area, and a 400-foot-long landscaped river esplanade.
  • For your peace-of-mind: a quiet, no cell-phone zone off the community courtyard, 24/7 concierge, rooftop garden, tranquility garden, art & sculpture gallery, indoor parking garage and bicycle storage, plus apartment cleaning, dog walking, and dry cleaning services.
  • Neighborhood – People have been flocking from Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg for good reason. The warehouse spaces and cheap real estate from several decades ago have led to an incredible influx of art spaces, shops, designers, theaters, and restaurants to rival the best in Manhattan. Plus, even on the hottest days, you can catch a breeze off the East River at Domino Park. Exploring the neighborhood is a breeze, but to inspire your vision of your new home, below are some local favorites.
  • Williamsburg at its Best – Catch a morning bagel at Bagelsmith (homemade gluten-free options!) before bouncing over to Monk Vintage for some Brooklyn thrifting or Catbird Jewelry for the sparkliest little gems that the rest of the world tries to replicate. For entertainment, check out the Opera House at Emmaus Center, Nitehawk Cinemas, or Williamsburg Cinemas. When you need dinner, grab a pizza at Patrizia’s, Mexican at Xolo, or vegan at PLANTA; then finish your night with oysters and cocktails at the forever-epic Maison Premiere or margaritas and antojitos at for all things good
  • Transit – If you need to increase your daily step count, the J & M lines are a 15 minute walk, or you can take the private shuttle from 420 Kent Ave to and from the MTA station.
  • Rent – From $4,100/month for a studio to $10,000/month for the two-bedroom penthouse.

Luxury Living in a Vibrant, Historical Neighborhood

With easy access to Downtown Brooklyn, but closer to the serene green spaces at Prospect Park, 271 Lenox by Hello Living offers 56 luxury rental units in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens (PLG).

Why we love 271 Lenox by Hello Living

  • Luxury Brooklyn Apartment Features – The building soars at 140 feet tall, allowing for entire floor apartment layouts. This means every unit has its own private elevator access, north- and south- facing views, private terraces with accordian-fold patio doors to bring your outside in. Also included are in-unit laundry and dishwashers, chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and polished concrete floors for that Brooklyn loft industrial chic vibe.
  • Luxury Building Amenities – Beyond the private elevator access, the building features a parking garage, bicycle storage, resident gym, second floor rooftop patio, and a communal creative working space.
  • Neighborhood History – Prospect Lefferts Gardens is one of the Brooklyn neighborhoods in what was originally the Town of Flatbush. PLG is designated a New York City Landmark Area, partly due to historical land-use restrictions, which unusually required only single-family homes of at least two stories to be built. The Lefferts Manor Historic District is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Neighborhood Activities – Don’t be fooled by the historical connotations into thinking you’d be renting in a stuffy area! PLG and the neighboring Little Caribbean are rich in cultural and social activities. On the weekends, you can grab some bone-in roasted branzino at Risbo, the local non-stuffy French restaurant, followed by cocktails and live jazz music at Bar Bayeux. The next day, grab coffee at Brooklyn Perk before browsing gifts and local home goods at Awesome Brooklyn and their sister store Awesome Home. Finish the night with some organic or natural wines from Kings County Wines, before treating yourself to a show at Kings Theater.
  • Transit – Catch the express 2 or 5 at Winthrop St or the Q at Parkside.
  • Rent – From $3,300/month for two-bedrooms floor plans to $5,500/month for one of the penthouse 3-bedroom.

Luxury remodeling in Brooklyn

If none of these rental luxury apartment buildings in downtown Brooklyn are your style, consider remodeling your current apartment instead. Meld NYC is a high-end architectural and interior design firm working in downtown Brooklyn and focused on renovating and building with innovative, upscale, environmentally-friendly designs. We work hard to incorporate the local flavors of each diverse and exciting borough, and we know in our hearts that BK is the best place to be in NYC. One of our favorite recent projects was the gut renovation for a luxury Williamsburg loft, featured by our friends over at Architectural Digest.

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Check out the rest of our projects for inspiration and give us a call for a quote if you want to re-make your home into the luxury oasis you deserve among the hustle and bustle of the five boroughs.

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