Low-Key Luxury in North Brooklyn

Luxury apartment in Williamsburg at 281 Union Avenue.

North Brooklyn’s landscape has changed considerably over the past decade. Williamsburg, and the area around it, saw the introduction of several huge developments to meet surging popularity, especially around the waterfront. While glass high-rises are taking a more prominent place in North Brooklyn’s real estate, these five luxury apartment buildings keep things low-key.

Printhouse Lofts

This handsome loft conversion is exemplary of North Brooklyn’s industrial history and style. Exposed beam ceilings and brick walls mesh nicely with the polish of modern appliances and fixtures. Its suite of amenities include a virtual doorman, laundry room, bike storage, and a sprawling rooftop terrace. Naturally, its coveted Williamsburg location places it by some of NYC’s best shops, restaurants, and music venues, as well as McCarren Park just two blocks away.

The Williamsburg

Found right by the Williamsburg Bridge and the East River, the appropriately named Williamsburg apartment building also boasts LEED Silver accreditation, meaning that its luxury apartments are also environmentally friendly. 373 Wythe Avenue’s also features a beautifully maintained, landscaped courtyard, which pairs nicely with the building’s red brick facade.

The Williamsburg Social

While its initial concept was that of a building-as-community, its luxury apartments are decidedly more conventional — though that doesn’t mean they’re short on style. The sleek, open layouts of 250 Bedford Avenue leave little to be desired, and the extensive suite of amenities and recreation space is in a league of its own.


Behind this 6-story building’s glass facade are thoughtfully designed apartments with open floor plans and a clean aesthetic. Located at 110 Green Street, the Viridian is close to the East River waterfront, as well as Greenpoint’s best shops, bars, and entertainment venues.

281 Union

With oversized windows, high ceilings, and exposed concrete accents, this luxury rental building brings a refined roughness that’s reminiscent of Williamsburg’s luxury loft apartments. Chef’s kitchens imagined by Miton of Italy, feature state-of-the-art appliances and clean design. Similarly luxurious, bathrooms are fitted with soaking tubs and glass showers. As an added bonus, some apartments even feature balconies and terraces.