This lofty apartment in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill has gone on sale for $1.695m – complete with a 14ft-tall library.
A steel mezzanine snakes around the top of the two-bedroom apartment, making the most its double-height volume, and providing easy access to books on some 30ft of custom shelving.
The bolthole, listed by Jodie Garay for Corcoran, sits in the corner of the Brooklyn Ex Lax Factory, built in the 1920s and converted into co-op apartments in 1981. It’s capped by a sweeping curved ceiling, which towers over the living room and dining room space.
You can play about with the configuration of the apartment: an extra sleeping area could be fashioned on the mezzanine, turning it into a three-bedroom dwelling.
For outside space, residents of the Ex-Lax Building have access to a large landscaped roof terrace that has 360 degree views of Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan.