Once the home of a neighborhood deli, the 2,000 square foot storefront at 236 Court Street in landmarked Cobble Hill has become the second offices of aptsandlofts, a real estate brokerage firm.Though the location is officially listed on the company's web site as open, construction work is still ongoing. According to architectural drawings and quotes by aptsandlofts' founder and president David Maundrell which are tapes on the front window, this space will be able to seat 40 agents and will include a communal table as well as an 'angled, floating-glass conference room."
In the text, Maundrell explains: "There are a lot of real estate companies that really believe in cramming in as many desks as they can. But this is an advertisement. You're on Court Street, so the whole thing has got to look good."
But Maundrell's plans for the location don't stop there. Maundrell's "unique vision" for the storefront include a vintage movie theatre sign with changeable type "if the Landmarks Preservation Commission doesn't balk at the idea." The sign would display real-estate themed quotes which will be swapped out every few months.
"Nobody wants to see apartment listings up there. That would be obnoxious."
Obnoxious? Heaven forbid, Mr. Maundrell.