Fans of Bruno Heller’s cult TV show Gotham can live like Barbara Kean at this unique home in New York. The Clock Unit sits atop a warehouse in Brooklyn and is named for the giant glass clock face that takes pride of place in its living room.
The one-bedroom Brooklyn property is the crowning jewel of the Eagle Warehouse – a 1892 brick building that formerly housed the offices of the newspaper, Brooklyn Eagle, edited by Leaves of Grass poet Walt Whitman. In 1980, the Dumbo warehouse was converted into 85 apartments, and the Clock Unit is now on the market via Josh Doyle of Compass for $2.35m.
The unique property packs lots of character into its 1,260 sq ft floor plan via the dramatic clock-face window, etched with the building’s name, soaring 17-ft-high ceilings, exposed brickwork, wooden floorboards and built-in cabinetry.
Two enormous skylights flood the living room and bedroom with light, while views from behind the glass clock face look across the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan and East River.