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Louver House, 91-93 Metropolitan Avenue

Williamsburg

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 2009
  • 13 Apartments
  • 7 Floors

Overview

77

Louver House, 91-93 Metropolitan Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 77, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

25
Out of 44
+
25
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
+
8
=
77
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #25 Rated condo - Williamsburg
How was this building rated?

In October, 2011 Modern Spaces, a real estate brokerage based in Long Island City took over the sales and marketing of the residential condominium bulding at 91-93 Metropolitan Avenue and renamed the project Louver House, reflecting the vertical louvers on its façade.

The building was formerly known as 268 Wythe Avenue, and it may have had some construction "issues" that a tipster alleged "may have led some early buyers to back out of their contracts," according to a June 26, 2011 article by by Sara Polsky at ny.curbed.com

The article said that the tipster passed on a 20-page inspection report that indicated the building "may be taking on water" and recommended "repairs on everything from the roof and balconies to the indoor common spaces, plumbing and elevator" and estimated that the "total cost of the suggested repairs - with the caveat that the inspectors didn't perform any physical tests - is $1,150,730."

The article said that apartments are "back on the market (with prices ranging from $625,000 to $769,000 for active listings, and four units [are in contract."

The handsome, 7-story residential condominium building was one of the best looking new projects in Brooklyn in several years when it opened in 2009.

Designed by MDIM, an architecture firm founded in 2005 by Ralf Mayer, it has 13 apartments and is distinguished by its vertical wood slats that not only lessen its heat "load" like the horizontal brise de soleils widely used in Europe for many years, but also give the building a distinct "crafted" personality that distinguishes it not only in Williamsburg but also in the city.

The building has several inset large balconies on its Wythe and Metropolitan avenue façades which are symmetrically alike. The building, however, is not in the form of a box and the architects placed the firestairs at a 45-degree angle with the building at the rear.

The building was developed by Morris Gold and is two blocks from the East River, two blocks from Bedford Avenue and a short wa...

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Carter Horsley's Review

Louver House, 91-93 Metropolitan Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"In October, 2011 Modern Spaces, a real estate brokerage based in Long Island City took over the sales and marketing of the residential condominium bulding at 91-93 Metropolitan Avenue and renamed the project Louver House, reflecting the vertical louvers on its façade." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Roof deck
  • Balconies
  • Direct elevator access
  • Distinctive building with vertical wood slats
  • Garage
  • Few apartments
Cons
  • No health club
  • Maintenance issues
  • No concierge
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Louver House, 91-93 Metropolitan Avenue Alternate Address

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  • 279 Available for Sale
  • $1,336 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,515,811 Avg. Price
  • $1,295,000 Median Price
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    Price / ft2 $2,115
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    Price / ft2 $948

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