An Airy Brooklyn Loft With 19th-Century Charm Hits the Market at $2.6M
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An Airy Brooklyn Loft With 19th-Century Charm Hits the Market at $2.6M

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By Kathryn M.
Nine-foot windows usher in natural light while framing up-close views of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Now up for grabs is a newly revamped duplex loft located in the historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. The two-bedroom unit sits perched in the landmarked 8 Old Fulton Street building, which was originally built in 1861 to serve as an office for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company.

Once headquarters for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company, the Italianate-style building at 8 Old Fulton Street now houses converted loft apartments. Unit 1W is currently for sale, offering historic character with gracious, comfortable living.

The converted apartment is spread across two floors and boasts a trove of original industrial details, including exposed brick, filigreed columns, and  worn wooden rafters. A wall of nine-foot windows wrap along the perimeter of the loft space, flooding nearly all corners of the interior with sunlight throughout the day.

Contemporary finishes blend together with details from the structure's industrial past. Pale wide-planked hardwoods line the floors, contrasting to the darker brick and original woodwork.

The upper level features an expansive living area, which seamlessly flows into a custom kitchen fitted with Gaggenau appliances. Perfect for entertaining, the large space also offers a full-sized, dual-zone wine fridge; a convection oven; and a gas cooktop—not to mention mesmerizing views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan.

Oversized windows look out onto up-close views of the neighborhood's most iconic sights, including Brooklyn Bridge park and the Brooklyn Bridge itself.

High ceilings continue in the lower level, where additional living spaces and bedrooms are located. Other notable features—for New York City apartments at least—include an in-unit washer and dryer, as well a newly installed central heating and cooling system. Keep scrolling to see more of this Brooklyn loft apartment, currently listed for $2,600,000.

Original filigreed columns provide a unique backdrop in the living space.

A vintage wood-stove is sandwiched between two of the nine-foot windows. The iron fixture perfectly complements the adjacent spiral staircase. 

The custom chef's kitchen is finished in elegant quartzite counters, new Gaggenau appliances, and a large, central island.

An adjacent dining area provides a more formal setting for eating and gathering.

The master suite includes large closets, as well as an additional lofted storage space.

A look at one of the home's two bathrooms, both of which were fully renovated.

The lower level offers surprisingly bright and airy spaces. Currently set up as two separate bedrooms, the space can be converted to a larger suite, depending on the owner's desires.

The apartment is located just steps from the waterfront and a base of the Brooklyn Bridge. Some of the neighborhood's popular shops, cafes, and restaurants are also a short walk away.

8 Old Fulton Street, Unit 1W is currently listed for $2,600,000 by Lucy Struever of Compass.

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