If you’re in the market for some handcrafted wooden goods for your kitchen, look no further than Phil Gautreau’s reclaimed designs, which will be in display at BKLYN Designs 2014 next week. Gautreau uses locally sourced and repurposed wood to create hand-turned bowls and vases, and rustic serving boards. Each piece is handmade for a sophisticated and modern, yet organic look.
While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of applications. Most of the apartments feature 18-foot ceilings met with glass walls that face the waterfront, and the Manhattan skyline. Many of the homes also open onto private terraces for outdoor eating and lounging.
The sprawling condos also feature 600-year-old reclaimed pine flooring, LED lighting, composting units and ample natural lighting. The building itself, which was designed to blend seamlessly with the Brooklyn Bridge Park in front of it, features a rain water harvesting system that feeds the lush greenery that will be landscaped around the property. The rooftop doubles as a private green park for the Pierhouse’s residents complete with a pool overlooking the river and park.
Elevated walkways connect the building to the park as well as to the back side of the structure, which was designed to harmonize with local Brooklyn brownstones. The luxurious condos will also feature amenities such as a 24-hour concierge, a mediation studio, a lounge, a pet wash, a children’s playroom and access to the on-site 1Hotel.