The Ashland Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn’s reputation as a hipster haven may not be unfounded, but the borough has so much more to offer than vintage shops and bars full of retro arcade games. Over the past decade or so, Brooklyn has cemented its place in the history books as one of the East Coast’s most vibrant and culturally relevant cities, an amazing and unique place where you can catch an underground show or a Beyonce concert within mere blocks of one another. After years of Williamsburg’s dominance, Downtown Brooklyn has become the standout neighborhood in the borough, thanks to the expansion of the Brooklyn Cultural District and the construction of amazing places to call home, like The Ashland. This dynamic building combines comfort, courtesy of its stylish and spacious residences, and convenience, putting residents in the center of the action in Brooklyn’s most exciting neighborhood. Perhaps even more impressive are the amenities that residents can enjoy right in the privacy of their own apartment building, making a weekend at home just as exciting as a night on the town.
Designed by the celebrated team at architecture firm FXFOWLE, The Ashland’s artfully designed exterior combines glass and brick for a modern look that doesn’t feel out of place in this historically significant neighborhood. The building’s shape itself is one of the most unique, even in a borough known for its standout architecture. Combining a triangular base and gleaming glass tower ascending from the building’s center, The Ashland’s shape itself is a nod to Brooklyn’s artistic history and a signal of the borough’s progress, pointing to the bright future the borough has ahead of it. Around the perimeter of the building’s upper floors, residents can enjoy unobstructed views of the borough as it spreads out before them, from the East River to Prospect Park.
Inside the Ashland, no detail has been spared to provide residents exceptional comfort so that the end of a long day at the office feels like a relaxing break, even if it’s only Monday. SPAN Architecture has meticulously designed each home to address not only the needs, but the wants of its residents, outfitting each apartment in the best materials and finishes you’ll find anywhere. Each of the building’s kitchens is a modern masterpiece that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the chef who makes use of it. Stainless steel appliances, including built-in microwaves and Bosch dishwashers, make food preparation and cleanup a breeze, while neutral gray cabinets with sleek vertical gunmetal pulls, Absolute Black granite countertops, and a glass tile backsplash make the kitchen as aesthetically pleasing as it is easy to cook in. The open concept L-shaped kitchen makes each home a perfect place for entertaining, with excellent visual flow into the living room, as well as an easy place from which to keep an eye on little ones playing in the next room. The kitchen’s wide plank oak flooring creates a visual pathway through the living room, leading to the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer amazing views of Downtown Brooklyn and beyond.
While the size of many powder rooms and full baths in New York City forces them to prioritize function over form, what you’ll find at The Ashland is a harmonious melding of the two. The gray cabinetry and Mosa tile on the walls are subtly highlighted by pops of white and silver from the solid surface countertops and tub to the Kohler fixtures used throughout the room. After a long day, there’s no more relaxing oasis than this modern minimalist dream, ideal for a long soak and the perfect place to get ready for a night on the town.
The apartments inside The Ashland are only part of what makes this building so special — its amenities truly make it a standout in the city. No matter what time you arrive home, you’ll be greeted by a friendly face, courtesy of the building staff, who attend the lobby 24 hours a day. Once inside, you’ll have access to stroller parking and bike storage, cold storage for perishable packages, and a concierge who can make sure everything makes it up to your home without you lifting a finger. If you’re in the mood to relax, the building is replete with spaces that make that possible. If you’re in the mood to catch a movie, head to the screening room or outdoor screening area. If you’re looking for somewhere other than your apartment to spend time with friends, head to the billiards room, the rooftop lounge, the resident lounge, or hit up the barbecue area and throw some burgers on the grill. If you can’t muster the energy for yet another trip to the park, the children’s playroom will come in handy, and residents for whom fitness is a top priority will love the wide variety of workout spaces, including a gym, fitness studio, and outdoor exercise space.
Downtown Brooklyn has arrived, and with it, a building worthy of the borough’s dynamic residents. Calling The Ashland home is more than just a simple decision; it’s the best way to discover the sense of community that makes Brooklyn such an amazing place to call home.
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