Construction has finished on 1 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at the crossroads of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, the 210-foot-tall building was designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners, with Whitehall Interiors responsible for the interior design.
The exterior curtain consists of a grid of industrial-style windows on the upper portion with a protruding wall of red-colored masonry. These features are surrounded by a larger lattice of steel columns and beams that breaks up the façade into square and rectangular sections, and lends the design a variety of colors and textures. The degree of detail in each exterior component will cause the building to stand out as sunlight strikes it, creating a rich array of shadowing. Overall, the structure’s features combine for a more visually interesting finish than the plain glass-box style characteristic of many of today’s developments.
Of the building’s 160,000 total square feet, 123,000 will be dedicated to residential space, with 183 apartments. These units will go for $2,250 per month for studios; $2,895 per month for one-bedroom apartments; $3,415 per month for two-bedroom, one-bath units; and $3,915 per month for two-bedroom, two-bath residences. There will also be 37 affordable housing units, making up about 20 percent of the total apartment count. These will start at $867 per month for a studio, $931 per month for a one bedroom, and $1,123 per month for a two bedroom.
Each unit will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, oak plank hardwood floors, in-unit washer and dryer, and kitchens with marbled quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and chrome fixtures. Other amenities include a residential lounge, co-working space, a fitness center, a dining room for private events, private storage, bicycle storage, and a game room with a billiards table, arcade games, shuffleboard, wet bar, and vintage video games. There are also two outdoor patios on the structure’s setbacks that provide views of Flatbush Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, and a straight-on vista of the Manhattan Bridge.
The first two floors will contain 20,000 square feet of retail space, which will open once work on the interiors wraps up.