A new development designed by the architects Ron and Jim Vari, 33rd Street Square acknowledges both past and present in rapidly changing Bridgeport. The cutouts and big modular panels give the place a contemporary feel, while the red-brick construction recalls the neighborhood’s traditional housing.
The development (at 33rd Street and South Parnell Avenue) also positions every unit to take advantage of the two best local views: the fireworks over U.S. Cellular Field and the city skyline. Each of the 11 units has one upper-floor terrace looking south and another looking north. “You’re never going to want to go inside all summer,” says Jennifer Liu, an Atland Realty agent selling units in the building.
The spaces inside are roomy and bathed in light from a two-story gridwork of windows; in most of them, an overlook from one floor to another also helps light reach the lower level. At presstime, three units remained at 33rd Street Square, all ready for occupancy. The lowest-cost unit is a 2,800-square-foot three-bedroom unit priced at $559,000; at the upper end, a 3,400-square-foot corner unit with dramatic cutouts and light wells is priced at $675,000.
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