The bold Modernist architecture of the exterior contains five floors of one-bedroom/one-bath apartments. The gracious, open layouts are flooded with light through oversized custom double-pane windows by Pella. Timeless interior finishes incorporate beamed ceilings, wide-plank oak hardwood flooring and discreet recessed lighting for a mood that is both warm and effortlessly chic.
Designer kitchens incorporate roomy island designs for maximum efficiency while custom wood carpentry, Artic White Quartz countertops and Ceramiche Supergres marble tile backsplashes impart a sleek contemporary effect. Appliances include refrigerators and gas ranges by KitchenAid along with Bosch dishwashers; fixtures are by Kohler.
The bathrooms are bright, intimate and beautifully finished with custom millwork and vanity tops. Italian wall tiles are complemented by Kohler fixtures. Each residence also includes a convenient washer/dryer closet with hookups ready for installation.
The location in Greenwood Heights abuts the burgeoning shopping corridor of Fifth Avenue as well as providing access to neighboring districts such as Windsor Terrace and Park Slope. Named after the historic cemetery at its center, the district has numerous cafes, restaurants and shopping options. Nearby Prospect Park, Industry City, Barclay's Center, the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden are all within easy reach; transportation includes the D/N/R/W trains a block away. Bicycle storage is included and private parking spaces are available for purchase.
The roof deck provides stunning views in all directions of some of New York City's greatest icons - the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and Greenwood Cemetery itself, the last a vast urban forest open to the public and providing a green space equal in size to Prospect Park. As a place to watch the sunset and listen to the distant bells and whistles of the Harbor, 734 Fifth Avenue is nothing less than spectacular.
Bay Ridge is an old-world neighborhood neatly tucked into the southwest corner of Brooklyn within the shadows of the Verrazano Bridge. The neighborhood is encircled by the Belt Parkway along the shore line and the Gowanus Expressway inland.
Bay Ridge, long known for its generational pull, has historically been home to a diverse number of ethnic groups. While the area is flush with people of Irish, Italian and Greek descent, these ethnic communities have been joined by larger numbers of new groups, including people with Russian, Polish, Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. The Arab American community today in Bay Ridge represents the largest concentration of Arab Americans in New York City.
For many years, Bay Ridge and its waterside location, would attract the affluent. But most of the mansions that once lined Shore Road are long gone and have been replaced by six-story apartment buildings.
Aside from the low-rise apartment buildings, the neighborhood pretty much consists of one and two-family homes. Lush front yards and trimmed hedges are pretty common here.
Current zoning and limitations on building heights restrict any out of the norm development. At present, the future beholds small development on some of the commercial strips and teardowns of older homes for smaller residential projects.