A stunning, 216-unit condominium complex situated near the Williamsburg Bridge and a block away from the East River waterfront at 429 Kent Avenue, The Oosten is a serene and elegant oasis in booming South Williamsburg. At 500,000 square feet, the complex encompasses a full city block and offers residents over 13,000 square feet in lush outdoor space; large, family-oriented units; extreme attention to design detail; and an extraordinary array of building amenities.
Featuring gunmetal framing windows set against red brick, the seven-story complex is a modern take on the industrial warehouse buildings formerly found throughout the neighborhood. The walls surrounding the vast interior courtyard are composed in white brick, maximizing the light around the gardens, creating a bright and welcoming outdoor retreat. The Oosten’s seven different unit types—1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, duplexes, townhomes, lofts, and penthouses—are articulated on the building’s exterior using locally sourced materials, breaking down the scale of the large building while creating a compelling, varied façade.
The sleek and streamlined units boast hardwood floors, limestone or marble baths, high ceilings starting at 10 feet, and floor-to-ceiling windows that drench the units with natural sunlight while providing views of the sprawling interior courtyard, or, from higher levels, the East River. Among The Oosten’s many amenities are two lobbies, a 24-hour concierge, landscaped rooftop with a wading pool and grills, a fitness center and spa with a 55-foot lap pool, children’s playroom, private parking, and bike storage.
In the development of The Oosten, think! architecture and design created a truly unique environment, not just for Williamsburg, but the wider New York residential market. The result is at once distinctive and modern, yet comfortable and timeless—one that transcends trends and popular styles of the moment to create a refuge that will continue to be enduring and inviting in years to come.