Field Condition checks in on the construction progress at Piet Boon’s Oosten in Williamsburg.
One of the most interesting condominium developments in Brooklyn draws inspiration from a distant land.
WILLIAMSBURG—The first of the four penthouses in The Oosten to hit the market is PH3, a 5,000-square-foot duplex with 1,500 square feet of outdoor space that just hit the market for $6.49 million.
Brownstoner headed over the Oosten site, where the enormous luxury condo development designed by Dutch architect Piet Boon has already reached three stories (of an eventual seven). That’s pretty quick progress, as the project, the first ground-up American one from Chinese megadeveloperXinyuan Real Estate Company, was conceptualized only about eight months ago, and launched sales in September. (Units start at $710,000.) When finished, Oosten will boast 216 apartments, an underground swimming pool, and rooftop reflecting pool, as well as a 13,860-square-foot landscaped courtyard that you can see the beginnings of above.
Three stories have risen above ground so far at the Oosten, the Dutch-designed and Chinese-developed condo complex at 429 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg. Looking into the huge construction site between South 8th and South 11th streets, we could see the building taking shape around what will eventually become a landscaped inner courtyard.
The condos debuted in September with prices ranging from a one-bedroom asking $710,000 to four-bedroom, 3.5-bath townhouses for $3,635,000.
Meanwhile, next door at 431 Kent, the eight-building Hasidic development now has balconies and light-colored brick installed on its facades.