Nestled between Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill, 465 Pacific offers 30 residential units over a retail base. The northern side of the seven-story building fronts Atlantic Avenue with retail space, while the southern faces Pacific Street with the residential entry. This predominantly brick building fits into the area’s brick townhouses, while the steel framed ground floor and upper floors introduce a modern language that pays homage to the neighborhood, which was historically an area in which iron workers lived. The façade results from a need to contextualize a form that was both very large and highly irregular due to required zoning setbacks and a desire to have as many generous terraces as possible. The composition adapts to varying conditions at the base of the building where there are large openings on Atlantic Avenue for retail and smaller, more intimate openings for a garage entry and the residential lobby on Pacific Avenue. The residences feature grey oak wood flooring, with polished chrome Lefroy Brooks plumbing fixtures, Bertazoni appliances, slab marble counters, matte lacquered Shaker millwork and integral appliances, with full height pantries in the kitchens. Master baths have marble clad floors and walls, with wall mount vanity and marble slab counter, with oak millwork. Secondary baths with oversized hex marble floors and handmade subway tile walls, oak vanity and sink with integral counters.
Image Credits: Matthew Williams, Redundant Pixel