This single-family house at 300 State Street in Boerum Hill is another remarkable blend of old and new, although very different from last week’s 300 Prospect Place. Built circa-1851 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the red brick house is Italianate with some Greek Revival elements, such as the classical pediments over the the windows and doors on the facade.
The interior is mostly traditional on the top three floors and avant-garde contemporary on the garden floor. In the parlors and bedrooms are original wide-plank pine floors, four marble mantels and other original details such as crown molding.
The garden floor is open plan, with a radiant heat concrete floor. A blackened steel beam separates the dining area from the kitchen, and a floor-to-ceiling window/door pivots to open up the room to the outside. An indoor-outdoor table that seats 40 starts in the dining area and continues out into the garden.
Most unusual is the back of the hall on the parlor level. It’s open to double height windows and the garden floor below, bringing light and a slice of the contemporary design into the parlor level, visible from the formal entry at the top of the stoop.
The ask is $5,650,000. What do you think of the house and the price? Would you do something like this in your own home?
300 State Street [Corcoran]
Photos by Corcoran