On the market with James Cornell and Leslie Marshall of The Corcoran Group, the Pacific Street residence belongs to a strip of Italianate rowhouses in Boerum Hill, a national historic district that was developed between the 1840s and 1870s. The brick-clad abode was originally built in the 1850s by John Doherty. At the time, Doherty was considered one of Brooklyn’s major builders and was particularly active in Park Slope, in addition to Boerum Hill.
The 4,000-square-foot residence is decked out with an elegant trove of well-preserved classic architectural details. For example, you’ll find an original curved staircase just past the front door and a wood-burning fireplace with a chateau-style marble mantel in the pale pink living room. The home, which measures 22 feet wide, also comes with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Currently, it’s configured as a single-family residence, but it can be used as a two-unit home.
Aside from its period features, the stately pad was majorly revamped in 2013 and, two years later, further expanded upon. Some of the playful new additions include a whimsical guest powder room wrapped in a graphic, opera-themed wallpaper and a mid-century modern laundry room with pops of bright blue and yellow. You’ll also find a mix of eclectic furnishings, splashy carpets, and vivid artwork scattered throughout.
The parlor floor has soaring 11-foot ceilings and holds a living room, a dining area, and a renovated kitchen. The latter sports south-facing windows, a large center island topped with a massive stone slab, and top-of-the-line appliances from Wolf and Viking.
Elsewhere, the primary suite is particularly striking, and not just because it occupies the entire third floor. The bedroom alone stretches to 20 feet long, and the suite is complete with two spa-like bathrooms. From here, you can access your own personal dressing room that’s been kitted out with custom millwork and tons of mirrors.
Most notably, the garden floor was recently remodeled to include a custom-built mudroom and a guest bedroom with a fireplace and ensuite bath. Not only is a media lounge a rare amenity for New Yorkers, so is the backyard garden, which provides plenty of room for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.
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