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All renderings of 168 Plymouth courtesy of Alloy Development via Sotheby's International All renderings of 168 Plymouth courtesy of Alloy Development via Sotheby's International
Despite the surge in popularity of Williamsburg and the enduring value of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO remains Brooklyn's priciest and arguably most desirable neighborhood to live in. The waterfront district's last ground-up residential project, 1 John Street, held the title for most paid for a home in the borough until it was eclipsed by a penthouse at nearby Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Coupling cinematic streetscapes sliced aerially by two great suspension bridges, and its quick access into lower Manhattan—which can be reached via several picturesque routes and the not-so-picturesque subway— it's unsurprising the waterfront district was Brooklyn's first to be gentrified. For better or worse, DUMBO is among the city's first to undergo gentrification's full evolution from industrial entrepot to desolate artist enclave, to the upscale live, work, play community it has become today.
Broklyn apartments in DUMBO Many units at 168 Plymouth feature long-leaf pine timber beams and columns
With much of the neighborhood now under the purview of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and buildable sites very hard to come by, the in-sales condo conversion 168 Plymouth Street offers DUMBO-lovers a rare opportunity to purchase a never-lived-in sponsor unit within one of its limited, century-old loft buildings.

Steered by Alloy Development, 168 Plymouth takes two interconnected daylight factory buildings at 50 and 42 Jay Street and carves out 46 one- to four-bedroom homes. Sales commenced in summer 2019 and remaining listings are priced from just over $2 million. This can get you a 1,210-square-foot two-bedroom on the fifth floor. The greatest of all the spreads is Penthouse A, which was just debuted on the market yesterday for $6,850,000. Below, take a walk-through the four-bed, 3.5-bath trophy home that comes with 1,565 square feet of outdoor space and inspiring views of ever-changing New York City.
DUMBO skyline 168 Plymouth peeking in front of the cranes of Front & York

↑ 168 Plymouth spans three centuries of history, reimagining landmarked loft buildings from 1891 and 1921, and crowning them with a contemporary 21st-century penthouse.

↑ The project is situated on the corner of Jay and Plymouth Streets, a three-block walk from the Jay Street subway station and only one block to the new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

↑ A magical view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges can be had at building's Belgian-blocked doorstep on Plymouth Street.

↑ Residents of 168 Plymouth enter into a tranquil space of reclaimed cobblestones and native plantings.

↑ Fire escapes, window shutters, and whitewashed brick coalesce to provide a magical glimpse of old New York. The garden courtyard was landscaped by Future Green.

↑ The rustic-styled lobby.

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↑ Penthouse A is perched atop 42 Jay, a 7-story reinforced concrete building with large daylight factory windows built by Masury & Sons Paintworks in 1921

↑ The residence encompasses the building's entire tenth floor and features north, south, east and west exposures. Direct elevator entry opens up onto a view of an interior courtyard.

↑ The open layout features an expansive living kitchen and dining space at the home's northwest corner.

↑ All homes have a custom RiFRA Italian kitchen with Miele appliances, porcelain stone countertops, a blackened Dornbracht faucet and a bleached white oak island.

↑ A grand master bedroom suite with two corner windows is located opposite the main living space and features a large walk-in closet, study/dressing area and an en-suite master bath.

↑ In addition to a spacious main-level terrace, a staircase leads to a private roof deck with views of the river, city and bridges.

↑ The penthouse addition completed its steel frame in December 2019. Occupancy is anticipated for winter 2020-2021.

↑ Amenities include a full-time doorman, a courtyard garden, shared roof terrace with gas grill, fitness room designed by La Palestra, two bike parking spots per home, and storage units and cabanas available for purchase.


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