Beginning of the end as Muss starts last Oceana building
Muss Development LLC is readying completion of one of New York City’s most ambitious and successful luxury residential projects — the developer’s Oceana Condominium and Club in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Construction of the oceanfront complex’s 16th and final building — 50 Oceana Drive West — is underway.
According to the developer demand remains strong at the property, which has posted more than a dozen years of record sales and 900 units sold. More than 50 percent of the 59 luxury units in the new building sold in just the first few months of availability, said Muss. Six of the seven penthouse apartments are already spoken for and one-bedroom units are sold out.
The building will also contain over 15,000 s/f of medical space, over 9,000 s/f of retail, and parking for more than 50 cars. Construction is expected to be completed by the spring of 2014.
“Oceana Condominium and Club has been a remarkable success since we opened the very first building in 2001, and seeing such strong demand for new units in what will be our final building is extremely gratifying,” said Jason A. Muss, a principal of Muss Development.
“Before we ever broke ground more than ten years ago, we had a vision of what this complex would ultimately become, and now we are entering the final chapter. We have dedicated ourselves to providing residents with the highest quality construction and service. The swift pace of sales validates our efforts.”
Muss noted that each of the new units incorporate the improvements that have been made over the life of the complex.
A newly redesigned, beautifully appointed lobby and corridors with marble and stone flooring hints at the special features in the new tower, which is the tallest at the complex. The added height gives residents in many of the apartments spectacular panoramic ocean and city views.
The residences at 50 Oceana Drive West will include high-end kitchens with open floor plans, custom cabinets, stainless steel premium appliances, built-in wine coolers, granite countertops, and mosaic tile backsplashes.
The apartments also feature hardwood floors, washer/dryer hook-ups and a choice of pre-wired cable TV, high-speed internet and local phone providers.
The new tower is also designed to meet LEED standards to enhance resident comfort and enhance energy savings in an eco-friendly setting. A central water filtration system and clean air filters in each HVAC unit will help provide healthier homes. In every apartment, high performance aluminum windows with acoustical glazing will reduce heat gain and loss and lessen noise from the outside.
High efficiency plumbing and fixtures will cut water usage by 20 percent while light-colored paving and roofing will save energy and help reduce the strain on the city’s power grid. HVAC units will be split-ceiling hung instead of through-the-wall design.
Prices at 50 Oceana Drive West range from $740,000 to $1.7 million. The units are eligible for a 421-a Tax Abatement.
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