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DUMBO’s Newest Ground-Up Condominium, 98 Front, Officially Launches Sales

“We believe that 98 Front presents an incredible investment opportunity for buyers. With best-in-class finishes and over 100 layouts, each home is architecturally distinct. This translates to smart, one-of-a-kind floorplans that interact seamlessly with the exterior of the building,” said Sha Dinour, partner of Hopestreet. “The amenities at 98 Front truly set the building apart from the competition. The coworking-style lounge, salt water pool, expansive rooftop with bocce, BBQs and an outdoor gym—plus preinstalled smart technology like automated Latch locks and the ButterflyMX system—will enhance each resident’s lives for the better and are what savvy buyers are looking for today.”

Located in the heart of DUMBO and designed by the award-winning architecture firm ODA NEW YORK, 98 Front combines sophisticated innovative architecture with superior craftsmanship. The luxury condominium’s minimalist architectural concrete facade provides a point of connection with the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its unique cubic structure echoes the design-forward and artistic nature the waterfront area has become known for in recent years. Seamlessly transitioning the building’s contemporary design aesthetic inside, 98 Front’s dramatic, light-flooded lobby features double-height ceilings, crafted custom millwork and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.

“At ODA we believe that the expansion of a building’s envelope allows us to discover new architectural dimensions,” said Eran Chen, founding principal of ODA. “This approach engages the outdoor space with the interiors across more than one plane, surround¬ing it by two rooms in a more natural extension of the indoor quarters. This is a small but important detail. When outdoor space functions as a room and an intermediary between parts of an apartment, like a courtyard, it is perceived as a true extension of the living space. At 98 Front, we have been able to apply this concept that ultimately expand¬s the threshold of a building—one that functions as a living envelope for its residents.”

Standing 10 stories in height, the sculptural concrete building is comprised of 165 studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences ranging in size from 400 to over 2,000 square feet. The ideal home for buyers ranging from first-time homeowners to large families, 98 Front’s meticulously designed apartments feature 10-foot ceilings and oversized insulated sound-attenuated windows by ALUMIL, which provide both an abundance of natural light as well as the best living experience possible. Other standout details include 8-foot solid core doors and 5-inch-wide hand-selected white oak flooring.

Kitchens have been outfitted in custom Italian hand-selected white oak rift cabinets and feature striking Corian countertops and backsplashes as well as Blum hardware. Designed with the entertainer in mind, residents will enjoy top-of-the-line Bosch appliances, including a paneled refrigerator and dishwasher, gas cooktop, convection oven and speed ovens; in-sink garbage disposals; and Grohe faucets and soap dispensers.

Spa-like, the bathrooms feature oversized showers or Maax tubs, custom Laufen sinks with floating oak shelving, large format Nordic Blanco tiles and marble flooring. Brushed nickel fixtures by AF New York and large vertical, recessed medicine cabinets add to the aesthetic, while radiant heated floors in all master bathrooms illustrate the highest tier of luxury.

Spanning indoors and out, 98 Front’s extensive selection of wellness-centered amenities will further increase its appeal to a broad pool of potential residents. Located on the ground floor, residents looking to relax and rejuvenate will enjoy the indoor salt water pool, steam room and spa, while those itching to work up a sweat will have the ability to take refuge in the building’s indoor state-of-the-art fitness center – equipped with Peloton® Exercise Bikes – or a secondary outdoor fitness outpost located on the condominium’s communal rooftop.

In addition to its robust wellness component, the condominium’s amenity program has also been designed to provide unparalleled social and entertainment experiences. Within the building residents will have access to a Residents Lounge, top-of-the-line coworking space. Crowning the development, with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop, is a massive 7,000-square-foot communal rooftop terrace artfully designed and sectioned off for various activities. The immense space will feature BBQ stations and three separate outdoor kitchens; a bocce ball court; and outdoor screening area, as well as breathtaking City and river views.

A full-service building, 98 Front will also include a 24-hour doorman and live-in resident manager to assist residents with their every need. Installation of Latch smart access keyless locks and a Butterfly MX smart intercom will ensure an even more seamless living experience. Bike storage, on-site parking and resident storage units will also be available for a fee.

In recent years DUMBO has emerged as one of New York City’s most desirable living destinations. Once known for its abundance of warehouses, the neighborhood is now the borough’s artistic and creative office hub, beckoning impressive tenants like e-commerce website Etsy and Fortune 500 Company United Technologies and Rent The Runway. Its proximity to Downtown Manhattan and an influx of residential development have further assisted in transitioning it into a 24/7 live, work and play destination. Situated just a short walk from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge Park and some of the most exciting new neighborhood developments, including the 1 Hotel and nearly 500,000-square-foot Empire Stores, which features The DUMBO House and the recently opened Time Out Market boasting more than 20 local food vendors, 98 Front will offer residents a home nestled amongst some of the City’s most notable landmarks and attractions.