A two-bedroom Dumbo apartment on the market for $2.6 million has buyers wondering if they should do it for the ’Gram.
The New York Post is reporting the condo on Washington Street in the trendy neighborhood has that extra something thanks to the fact it’s located on one of Brooklyn’s most Instagramable streets.
The foot of Washington Street famously offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan Bridge and portions of the mid-town Manhattan skyline which, when looked at at the right angle, centers the Empire State Building between the feet of blue bridge’s Brooklyn tower.
Recent construction of buildings on the Manhattan side has obstructed that particular view just a bit, but that hasn’t stopped tourists from stopping by to have their Instagram moment.
While the apartment for sale doesn’t offer the same views of the cobblestone street below, it does have other features going for it, including exposed brick walls, old-school timber beams and columns, giant windows and soaring 12-foot ceilings.
The recently renovated home also has a chef’s kitchen, large living room with built-in bookshelves and two built-in desks, and a stackable washer and dryer in a laundry room tucked behind a sliding barn door.
It’s also within walking distance of Brooklyn Bridge Park as well as Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights — where more photos can be taken from its beloved promenade.
The building in which the apartment is located was built in the late 1800s as the home to the Tubal Cain Iron Works factory. It was converted to condos in 2001, with 13 residences inside.
Even before it became an Instagram hotspot, Washington Street and its surroundings have long used as a place to put images on celluloid. The video for Randy Newman’s beloved (if sarcastic) ode to Los Angeles, “I Love L.A.” opens in the then-downtrodden neighborhood; Al Pacino famously drove a Ferrari while blind there in “Scent of a Woman;” and both Cyndi Lauper an Jon Bon Jovi used the area to shoot album covers and art for “A Night to Remember” and “Destination Anywhere,” respectively.
And of course, there’s always this Jim-Steinman written, weirdly interesting period piece from Air Supply.
[New York Post] — Vince DiMiceli