This spectacular gem is nestled in the iconic Gretsch building. A Williamsburg landmark built in 1916 originally housing the storied Gretsch Guitar company to be later repurposed and redesigned into luxury lofts by esteemed architects Karl Fisher, and Andres Escobar in 2005..
Upon entry – your foyer has a 42’ uninterrupted interior line of sight, that extends visually to Manhattan. West facing windows feature bridge and river views, and sunsets over the Freedom Tower.
Built for entertaining, the great room is spacious enough to host a formal dinner party. Built-ins in the great room and kitchen organize and showcase your library of vinyl, cookbooks and objets d’art.
The home office does double duty as a guest room or nursery. Not unlike a split bedroom layout, it is on the opposite end of the home; far apart from the bedroom suite to ensure both guest and host enjoy maximum privacy. And for those working from home, a separation between work and home life.
You have a soaking tub and separate shower in your massive en-suite bathroom. It’s like having a day spa in your bedroom. The 6’ soaking tub fits two adults and is deep enough to fully submerge (swim lessons and snorkel not included). The shower with Hansgrohe eco flow rain shower and hand shower combo, also fits two comfortably. Toto completes the roster of designer finishes.
Smart energy saving upgrades include Alexa compatible, remote control, reverse flow Energy Efficient- Haiku Series Smart Fans by Big A ss Fans.
Your chef’s Kitchen features Wolf, Sub Zero, and ASKO appliances and ample Italian marble countertops.
Your laundry room is maximized for efficiency featuring smart storage and an ASKO high efficiency washer and dryer. A space saving built in pocket door elegantly hides the laundry room from view
The unit features beveled concrete ceilings 12’ high, left exposed for maximum heights and retaining the unique historical charm of the architecture. Oversized windows maximize expansive views and open the loft up to natural light.
If these walls could talk, they’d sing praise of the craftsmen who for decades produced instruments played by legion of notable rock stars from the Beatles to Bono and jazz giants like Art Blakey, Max Roach and Chet Atkins (14 Grammys). Some stardust rubbed off on the building when many of those legends visited the factory — Mr Atkins was a Gretsch design consultant for 25 years.
The site is a stop on neighborhood walking tours, where musicians and history buffs pay homage. The building’s hip, historic provenance is genuine.
The nearby restaurant corridor includes a constellation of Michelin Stars:
Peter Luger and Meadowsweet (1 star each); and Aska serves up two Michelin Stars.
Supporting Cast: Diner; Marlow & Sons (& Daughters); and Blank Café.
Enjoy views from the Brooklyn Bridge to Midtown on the 2000+ sf common roof. Or zip along the bike path to 6 acres of waterfront recreation at nearby Domino Park. JMZ and ferry offer convenient alternatives to the nearby L train.
Here is your chance to own a little piece of manufacturing history. Such a pedigree runs with the property in perpetuity, and is yours to pass on if you ever sell your home.
This iconic building has the added perk of historical significance not found in ground-up new construction. The 104 year history of the Gretsch Building is burnished by a (still functioning) storied corporate brand that spans three centuries.
In a city where art and commerce thrive, one of its many intersections was 60 Broadway. It’s fitting that this iconic factory and monument to NYC manufacturing heritage now enjoys an encore as your trophy home.