BOERUM HILL DUPLEXES
Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, 253 Pacific contains three high-end duplex residences.
While the facade of this new 6 story building is inspired by Brooklyn's historic brownstones, its materials, including zinc, wood, and exposed concrete, are forward looking.
Wood clads the entire first floor. On the upper floors, concrete piers bracket zinc cladding and wood and steel planter boxes, which shade windows from summer sun, add a touch of green, and create rich shadows that play across the building as the sun moves across the sky.
Each apartment has exposed concrete ceilings and walls, walnut flooring, kitchens that combine smooth lacquered cabinets with rough blackened steel, wood burning fireplaces, and private outdoor space. Large windows allow sunlight deep into the building. Stairs are designed to make each residence distinctive, sweeping past a free standing fireplace or engaging with a kitchen, to create unique cross views through each apartment.
From the highly efficient building envelope, equipment, lighting and plumbing fixtures, to the use of recycled materials wherever possible, 253 Pacific has a minimal environmental footprint designed to reduce energy use by at least 35% compared to standard construction. The project aims for LEED gold rating, pending testing and certification.
Coverage: Inhabitat, American-architects.com, The Real Deal, Brownstoner, Archdaily, Archinect