New York—Following a tortured recent history, condo units at 20 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights have finally gone on sale. The project originally won approval in 2006 and previously launched sales in 2008, but the Great Recession and other problems put the kibosh on the forward motion of the development until now.
Designed by PKSB Architects, 20 Henry has 38 residences ranging from studios to four-bedroom units. The six penthouses feature private roof decks and, in some cases, professionally landscaped rooftop gardens. Prices for the condos start at $450,000 and top out at $2.595 million, with penthouse pricing ranging from $2.1 to $2.55 million. Stribling Marketing Associates has undertaken the sales and marketing effort.
20 Henry Street is actually composed of two neighboring buildings, the restored 19th-century Middagh Building on Henry Street and a new addition on Poplar Street. The Middagh Building was formerly the home to the Peaks Mason Mints candy factory, which was built in 1885 at the corner of Henry and Middagh streets. 20 Henry’s Brooklyn Heights location is close to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the upcoming Squibb Park pedestrian bridge and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
The Middagh Building exterior has been restored to feature the property’s original brick façade, exposed buttresses and rows of massive arched industrial windows. The façade also includes the original “Peaks Mints” lettering as homage to the property’s past as the factory that made Mason Peaks, which were coconut candy bars; Mason Mints, round, chocolate-covered mint patties; and Dots and Crows, two candies that have since been purchased by Chicago-based Tootsie Roll Industries.
Interiors at the Middagh Building “reinvent an industrial aesthetic,” according to the designer, with historic elements showcased throughout each unit. All of the residences are corner units with ceilings up to 12 feet, original exposed heavy timber structural beams and columns, and oversized windows. The adjacent Poplar Building offers a contrasting, modern industrial style, notes PKSB.