This is a review from earlier this year, when I sojourned to my neighbor University Towers. I’d been itching to see a unit here since I learned that they were in fact coops, and not what I had initially thought, more projects. The unit I was viewing was being billed as a newly renovated gorgeous 2 bd / 2 ba sponsor unit, that wouldn’t require board approval. And I have to say I was mildly surprised. The outside, we’ve already discussed a bit dated. But once you’re inside, it’s pleasant. The security desk was manned by someone who was paying attention, the lobby was clean, the elevator comfortable, and the hallways a bit utilitarian. There is a gym on premise, but not in the building, you’ll have to jump to the sister building 191 Willoughby to get your work-out on.
The unit itself was newly renovated and it showed. It was spacious, light, and had an interesting layout that allowed you to do laps around the living room / dining room / and kitchen. The details were nice, new appliances – kitchen aid fridge and silver stone counter tops, semi-crown molding, deep soak tub and solid white oak floors. Nice. Yet, there’s no denying that the building / apt is old(er). The air unit is in a slightly obstructive , the windows are not over sized, though they do get good light, and the ceilings are a tad low. The finishes while new and good quality I expected more for the the $567k price tag. I suppose all of this is made up by it’s location — it’s well situated in Downtown Brooklyn, near all the subway lines, jumping distance to Fort Greene.
Checking streeteasy it appears the unit sold for ~$537k, not a bad price by any means for the location, the space, and the amenities.
Disclaimer: These reviews were written before I was a real estate agent, and reflects my previous opinions solely as a buyer.