A Sublime Addition to Cobble Hill – 5 River Park

By Linecity, December 23, 2021

5 River Park pleases at so many levels.  The new mid-rise tower sits majestically at the northeast corner of Amity Street and Henry Street, serving sentry duty over the historic townhouses of Cobble Hill.  In an overt attempt to adapt to the neighborhood’s traditional sensibilities the design team erected a timeless structure whose masonry handsomely conforms to the Cobble Hill streetscape. 

While some may argue that 5 River Park is out of its element, particularly its immediate neighbors, we feel that this new development is a testament to forthright planning and design.  To quote W. Douglas Romines of Romines Architecture, the firm responsible for the multi-dimensional structure, “5 River Park is designed with traditional materials common to Cobble Hill, including brick, limestone, and ornamental metalwork,  The building’s facades will be well-proportioned, with depth and relief, while integrating contemporary details.”

Today, this freshly minted building adds a new and exciting dimension to Cobble Hill.   It bridges the past with the future, its multiple setbacks allows the neighborhood to retain its identity while giving the modest tower a chance to breathe on its own.   We consider 5 River Park a perfect fit and thus the latest edition to our “Buildings We Love” series.

5 River Park (aka 347 Henry Street), is part of the larger River Park development.  Fortis Property Group (FPG) actually markets River Park as its own newly coined neighborhood.  Once home to Long Island College Hospital, River Park will eventually encompass seven properties spanning nearly one million square feet.  Each structure will be designed by a different architect; FPG wanted each building to portray a distinct architectural interpretation of River Park while linking the finer attributes of Cobble Hill.

The exterior of 5 River Park offers a variety of geometrical shapes, colors and textures. While the building rises 16 floors, it appears less obtrusive due to the multiple setbacks and offsetting materials.  A limestone and brass front entry with an overhanging marquis delivers an elegant and welcoming entrance.  Cascading flora along the building’s base offers a verdant touch.  

With just 25 apartments, 5 River Park is strictly for the lucky few.  These homes are both gracious and inspiring.  They are flush with light and rich in detail.  Each residence has at least one corner exposure, most apartments have multiple corner rooms.  All of the units above the sixth floor enjoy private outdoor spaces.  The views, as you might imagine, are spectacular whether one fronts Brooklyn or Manhattan.

The beauty of these apartments start with the vertical design of the windows.  The multi-pane windows line the perimeter of these homes.  The allure of their rectangular shape and symmetry is breathtaking whether you’re standing on Henry Street or entertaining in your living room. 

The kitchens gracefully open into the living areas with a small island and a muted palette of colors. The cabinets are lacquered in a soft gray finish.  The gray marble countertops and backsplashes add elegance.  There is an integrated Gaggenau appliance package as well.

The bathrooms complete these homes. Marble clad walls and counters, teak millwork and Waterworks fixtures create a spa-like experience.

5 River Park was introduced to the market in early 2019.  At the time of this writing, 21 of the 25 condominiums have either sold or are under contract. The average price of the eleven apartments that have sold to date is $3.45 million with an average per square foot price of $2,053.  

The condo offers a full-time concierge and an abundance of ways to luxuriate and recreate without even leaving the premises.  In total there are more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities including our favorite feature, a multi-level rooftop park which includes a seasonal pool and multiple social zones for kids and adults.  Play, swim, relax or grill.  It’s all here.  Additional amenities include a wellness center with grotto, resident’s lounge, music room and a bike room.  Limited parking and storage is also available for purchase.

5 River Park truly enjoys an enviable location. It is within easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Atlantic Avenue.  A Trader Joe’s is just two blocks away.  There are small parks, including Cobble Hill Park and Toy Park which sits directly across the street.  And as you head west toward the water, there are larger parks and a wealth of recreational activities. Van Voorhees Playground and Tennis Courts is a block out while the fabulous 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is a ten-minute stroll.  

Currently there are three sponsor apartments available for sale.  Our favorite unit is Unit 3-B, a corner two-bedroom apartment with an asking price of $2.475 million.  At 1,289 square feet the price is about $1,920 per square foot.5 River Park is being represented by Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and Erin D. Lichy of Douglas Elliman.  Please visit Linecity to learn more.