Thaddeus Young became the first Brooklyn Nets player to actually live in the borough, and he’s got some fancy digs. Per the New York Post, the Nets forward bought a $5.4 million townhouse-style condo at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, overlooking the East River and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5.
Young’s gorgeous three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom unit comes with 13-foot ceilings — not bad for this 6-foot-8 player — and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
The home includes fancy features, like electric shades, a redesigned balcony using reclaimed wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk, a living area with a woodburning fireplace, bar, flat-screen TV and custom wall-to-wall millwork.
The master bedroom comes with a spa-like bath with a separate soaking tub.
There’s also an open chef’s kitchen, media room and a home office, a laundry room and California Closets throughout, along with custom wall treatments featuring hand-painted wall coverings with wood grain and suede and a lacquered steel staircase.
Not a bad place to spend your downtime. Young told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN he’s already acclimating well to the neighborhood: “They’re very, very welcoming. I think that’s the biggest part, they always say, ‘Welcome to the neighborhood,’ and things like that. And I think that’s one of biggest parts is the community has been so welcoming to me and my family, and we’re enjoying it. We love it.”
Young’s new apartment isn’t far from Barclays Center, but don’t expect to see him walk the route. “No. No. I would not walk to the Barclays Center,” Young said on Media Day. “I might take the little hoverboard that everybody’s using — the Phunkee Duck — I might do one of those. But that still might take, like, 15 minutes. But, yeah, nah, I’ll pass on that one too.
Young then had a moment of clarity. “I’ll get a Citi Bike! That’s what I’ll do.”
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