Condo pick of the week

This Brooklyn Heights penthouse has two levels of roof deck

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This three-bedroom, two-bath penthouse condo close to the Brooklyn Bridge includes a two-tiered terrace. The building is a former candy factory on Henry Street converted to condos in 2012. It's a block from Cadman Plaza Park and a few more from Brooklyn Bridge Park. The unit's corner position and large windows mean views of the surrounding greenery. Listed by Corcoran for $3.25 million, the apartment has high-end fixtures and appliances inside, and access to building amenities. 

The open-plan living and dining area has multiple exposures and high ceilings, and the kitchen, tucked away in a corner, features additional seating at a breakfast bar, as well as brand-name appliances and fixtures. There are also extras, including an additional refrigerator and wine storage. That pillar in the center looks potentially tricky to navigate around, however.

The master suite is tucked away from the other bedrooms, and comes with a wall of built-in closets, plus a separate walk-in closet. An en-suite bathroom features double sinks, a soaking tub, and separate walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms are adjacent to one another and share an additional full bath. 

Up a flight of stairs, there's space for a rec room and an office or guest room. One of the two lower terraces has what looks like Astroturf and a brick wall provides privacy for sunbathing. The upper terrace is landscaped and equipped with a gas grill and room for seating (see main image.) The building itself offers residents doorman service, a gym, cold storage, and a courtyard. 

Would-be buyers take note: The building's condo board is in the midst of a lawsuit against Magic Johnson's development company, which oversaw the condo conversion, alleging a variety of construction defects and financial mismanagement. Still, the place looks beautiful, so if the hint of protracted problems doesn't send you running for the "New search" button, research and inspections are especially important here. If the unit itself is in good structural shape and you want to proceed, the ongoing building issues could be a point of leverage in negotiations.

 

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