This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from October 27, 2011
CONTRACT SIGNED In DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), 205 Water is the latest addition to a unique and sophisticated Brooklyn neighborhood. Designed for sustainability and projected to achieve LEED Gold Certification, 205 Water blends the area's rich history with timeless contemporary sensibility. The design of 205 Water was conceived to both complement and preserve the character of the DUMBO Landmark Historic District--a neighborhood of 19th and early 20th century industrial architecture of varied and often monumental scale. Striking exterior accents--including an unusual cantilevered penthouse balcony inspired by the Manhattan Bridge, weather industrial metalwork, exposed concrete, warm black window frames, and cobblestone pavement at the building's entrance--are reminiscent of period architecture. Inside, the design draws on the post-industrial aesthetic of the Historic District. Floors are inlaid with decorative and steel plates inspired by the imbedded steel rails, curbs and covers found in the surrounding streets and sidewalks. The result is an iconic residence of 65 stylish, loft-like homes.