Condo, rental buildings to open in W’burg

By Yaffi Spodek | August 16, 2010 05:30PM

Kevin Kurland and a condo unit at the Bedford, at 205 North 8th Street in Williamsburg

Two neighboring residential buildings, developed by Reuben Pinner of Iviz Developers and designed by architect Pinner Associates,  are set to debut in North Williamsburg.

The Bedford, a five-floor, nine-unit condominium at 205 North 8th Street, between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street, is available for occupancy.

Located close to McCarren Park, with Broulims, a new supermarket, two blocks away and an L subway station down the block, “it’s a very convenient location,” said Kevin Kurland, chairman of Kurland Realty, which is marketing the buildings. “The neighborhood is hot and the buildings have the neighborhood vibe,” he said.

Apartments range from 500-square-foot studios to an 800-sqaure foot penthouse to a 1,200-square-foot duplex. Prices begin at $399,000 and go up to $625,000. The units also qualify for 15-year 421A tax abatements, “making taxes very low and making the ease of purchase a little bit softer,” Kurland said.

The loft-like units at the Bedford feature 11-foot high ceilings, teak floors, Corian countertops, Bosch dishwashers, GE appliances and porcelain-tiled bathrooms. Many of the units have their own terraces or balconies, and all have their own private storage space.

Adjacent to the Bedford is a six-story, eight-unit rental building, at 203 North 8th Street, which will be available for occupancy in September. Apartments range in size from 650 square feet to 1,500 square feet. One-bedroom units start at $2,495 a month and the penthouse duplex is asking $4,295 a month.

The building features a private roof deck and an elevator, as well as ground floor retail commercial space — also available for lease at $2,500 a month — and a 500-square-foot basement.