Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York has been a growing and expanding neighborhood with real estate in high demand before hurricane Sandy occured. Home to a Fairway supermarket on the water,an Ikea superstore with a waterfront park as well as a ferry to Manhattan, the demand is still strong for Red Hook properties and Red Hook continues to attract homebuyers and investors despite hurricane Sandy.
Some buyers with a vision of building both residential housing and commercial buildings believe in the unique and trendy feel of Red Hook. Two brothers, Robert and John-Tom Seetin who for years have been doing high end custom metal fabrication,architectural metals and millwork are building a new home for their business on Coffey Street in Red Hook.The Seetin brothers decided to Relocate their business from Williamsburg, where have been running their business for the last 15 years. Sandy was not going to stop them from relocating to Red Hook. Their new three story building will have a fortified foundation, strong grade beams and piles, flood vents on the walls and a crane to lift up factory equiptment if there is a threat of flooding.
Developer Marshall Sohne is also a Red Hook believer. Mr. Sohne is building a 4 story single family house on Dikeman Street.The house will be raised so that the living space and mechanicals will meet the neighborhoods new FEMA flood levels.
Sohne sees Red Hook coming back from Sandy stronger and better. The design architect for the house is Orlando Garcia who designed the Botero Library in Medellin , Columbia. The house will be a passivehaus, a design that if very energy efficient. Sohne's vision is to build something very special that will enhance this blossoming neighborhood.
Artist Bosco Sodi whose Van Brunt Street studio was flooded by Sandy is building his new family home in the neighborhood on Dikeman Street. The first story of the three story property will be an art gallery. Sodi's wife Lucia Corredor says that " Red Hook is a great area." Corredor continued to say that "we just have to build smart and stay prepared.
Dikeman Street has also attracted another artist and a renowned painter Mr. Brice Marden and his wife Helen. The Marden's bought a vacant lot on Dikeman Street next to their daughter Mirabelle's house. Mirabelle purchased a rennovated Red Hook carriage house in April 2012 for $1.55 Million. Mr. Marden has not made public his plans for the site.
Accord Real Estate Group is currently marketing the property located at #33 Dikeman Street,in which the upstairs portion of the house has been used by the owner as a studio for painting since there is an abundance of natural light coming from a wonderful northern exposure. The property has tremendous potential and is attracting a lot of attention. We expect the property to be sold quickly and at close to if not at the asking price of $699,000.
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