This $8.4 Million Brooklyn Residence Infuses Color into Classic Brownstone Living

Presented by James Cornell and Leslie Marshall of The Corcoran Group, the Pacific Street residence resides within a row of Italianate townhouses in the Boerum Hill area, a designated national historic district developed between the 1840s and 1870s. Originally constructed in the 1850s by John Doherty, a prominent builder in Brooklyn renowned for his contributions to Park Slope and Boerum Hill, this brick-clad dwelling exudes historical significance.

Spanning 4,000 square feet, the residence embodies a refined collection of impeccably preserved classic architectural elements. Notable among these is the original curved staircase greeting visitors just beyond the entrance, and an exquisite wood-burning fireplace adorned with a chateau-style marble mantelpiece in the softly hued pink living room. Comprising five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms within its 22-foot width, the property is presently configured as a single-family residence, though it has the versatility to function as a two-unit home.

Beyond its historical charm, the stately home underwent extensive renovation in 2013, with further expansions two years later. Among the charming recent additions are a whimsically decorated guest powder room, enveloped in a vibrant, opera-themed wallpaper, and a mid-century modern laundry room highlighted by accents of vivid blue and yellow. Throughout the residence, an eclectic mix of furnishings, vibrant carpets, and striking artwork contributes to its unique character.

The parlor floor boasts soaring 11-foot ceilings, housing a living room, a dining area, and an updated kitchen. The kitchen features south-facing windows, a sizable central island crowned with an expansive stone slab, and high-end Wolf and Viking appliances.

The primary suite, occupying the entire third floor, stands out significantly. The bedroom alone spans an impressive 20 feet in length, accompanied by two spa-like bathrooms. Additionally, a personal dressing room equipped with custom millwork and numerous mirrors complements the suite.

Notably, the garden floor underwent recent remodeling, incorporating a custom-designed mudroom and a guest bedroom complete with a fireplace and ensuite bath. The rarity of a media lounge in New York City is matched only by the backyard garden, providing ample space for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.