The Wythe Confectionery was originally constructed as the Matchett Candy factory at the turn of the 19th century, around the same time as the neighboring Williamsburg Bridge. Built here because of its proximity to the nearby sugar manufacturers of the period, the building was one of the one of the few candy factories in Williamsburg. While its exact construction date, along with information about its influential owner James J. Matchett’s candies have both been lost to history, the building itself stands as a testament to the area’s flourishing industrial past, and as a physical example of the commitment to the preservation of the neighborhood character and our vital connections to its heritage.
The pine framed brick building boasts architectural features like the brick barrel-hinge corner, a corbelled brick cornice, arched windows, massively scaled ground floor openings, and decorative brickwork punctuated with unique decorative iron ties across the facade. A powerful piece of Brooklyn history that the architects, designers and developers have gone to great lengths to not only preserve and restore, but to reclaim and reuse. Long-hidden bricks and timber columns have once again been exposed and highlighted, cast iron column straps and capitals have been brought back to life, and the original heavy-timbered plank flooring restored and retained as ceilings, framed and supported by their original pine beams, all melded with modern fixtures and finishes throughout. All of the building’s native materials, including extra timbers and slate flooring that were not used during the restoration, have been reclaimed for reuse in the public and shared spaces of the building.
From candy factory to the temporary home to the Roebling Hall art gallery to its latest incarnation as sixty-nine spectacular residences, the Wythe Confectionery has borne witness to 100 years of neighborhood evolution and remains to this day, anchored as deeply in Williamsburg’s past as in its future.
Studios from $2,100
1 Bedrooms from $2,900
2 Bedrooms from $4,000
Exposed wooden ceilings in most residences
Exposed brick in most residences
Solid oak floors
Ceiling heights of 9'-6" to 12'
Penthouses with private terraces with city and river views
Stainless steel appliances
Central laundry and washer/dryer in every residence
Wired for Verizon Fios and Time Warner Cable
Common roof deck and lounge with city and river views
VISCONTI ARCHITECTURE, PLLC / COMMON AREA DESIGNER
UBS REALTY INVESTORS, LLC / FINANCING
CORCORAN GROUP MARKETING
THE BARAK/BLACKBURN GROUP
OBJECT COLLECTIVE / BRANDING
JORDAN PROVOST / PHOTOGRAPHY
CARO ENTERPRISES, INC. / DEVELOPER AND BUILDER
Caro Enterprises, Inc. is a full service real estate development, construction and management firm. Since 1960, Caro’s experience as a developer, with its in-house management of the construction process, produces streamlined, cost efficient results. Under the leadership of Christian Pompa, Caro has produced over $75MM in residential condominium sales and $8MM is commercial real estate since 1998. With a range of both new construction and existing-building conversions across New York City, Caro continues to shape how New York lives and works.
PERKINS EASTMAN / ARCHITECT
Perkins Eastman is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. The firm prides itself on inventive and compassionate design that enhances the quality of the human experience. Because of its depth and range, Perkins Eastman takes on assignments from niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities. The firm’s practice areas include education, housing, healthcare, senior living, corporate interiors, cultural institutions, public sector facilities, retail, office buildings, and urban design. With an international staff total of nearly 600 employees, Perkins Eastman provides award winning design through its domestic offices in New York City, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Stamford, Washington, D.C. and internationally in Dubai, Guayaquil, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Toronto.