Cobblestone Catering is moving to a new location at 220 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, according to a sign we spotted in the window. The caterer is currently at 199 Court Street in Cobble Hill, where it sells prepared foods for takeout in addition to operating a catering business for events. GMAP
The original details are a little too rococo for our tastes, and we don’t think the lovely and somewhat Japanese feeling kitchen works in this context, but we’re sure someone will go for this grand Italianate in move-in condition.
The 22-foot-wide house is set up as an owner’s triplex over a garden rental. It was gut renovated in 2009, according to the listing, and has all new mechanicals, a finished basement, original wide plank floors, radiant heat in the bathrooms, and zoned central air. Most unusually, it has an elevator.
It was a House of the Day in 2008 and sold for $2,400,000. Now the ask is $4,650,000. Do you think they will get it?
The Times has published the first full rendering and pricing for The Boerum condo-hotel headed for 265 State Street. Asks will start at $825,000 and go as high as $4,250,000 for condos ranging in size from a 765-square-foot one-bedroom to a 2,800-square-foot five-bedroom.
Developer and designer Flank aims to fit into the brownstone neighborhood with prewar-style interior floor plans, according to the Times story. We can get behind that. The exterior looks nice too. Making the brick divisions appear to weave over and under each other is a nice touch. What do you think of it?
After fewer than four months in business, retail mogul Andy Spade’s home goods store Boerum House and Home at 312 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill has shut its doors. Meanwhile, nearby at 265 State Street, a combo hotel-condo, known as The Boerum, is getting ready to launch sales in mid-November, a spokesperson for the development told us. The space that housed Boerum House and Home will become the Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group sales gallery for the condos.
Boerum House and Home was founded by Partners & Spade, a partnership of Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti, in partnership with architecture and development firm Flank, which designed the store. The store debuted in late June or early July, as we reported at the time. In an email to us, a spokesman for The Boerum called it “the acclaimed housewares and furnishings store designed and curated by Flank and Partners & Spade” and noted that Partners & Spade is a creative agency whose clients include Warby Parker, Shinola and J.Crew. Flank is also the developer and the designer of The Boerum, its first and biggest project in Brooklyn.
The Boerum, which apparently will take up all of one side of Smith Street between State and Schermerhorn, has put up a teaser site. The site also goes by the addresses 71 Smith Street and 140 Schermerhorn, and The Carlyle Group is also involved, according to Crain’s. The hotel will occupy the first six stories, and floors seven through 19 will hold 128 one- to five-bedroom apartments, including four penthouses, with a focus on larger units catering to families, the PR rep said. The red brick and cast stone building will offer family-friendly amenities such as art classes for kids staffed by teachers from the Children’s Museum of the Arts in the Village, according to The Wall Street Journal. Pricing has not yet been announced.
Corcoran may not even have to change the sign at 312 Atlantic Avenue, which just says “Boerum.”
Two months after kicking off leasing, the mural-covered rental development at 267 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill has leased half its apartments and begun listing its top-floor penthouses, according to marketing reps for the building. The five penthouses on the seventh floor start at $4,495 a month for a one-bedroom and go up to $5,895 a month for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom.
Designed by GF55 Partners and Studio DB, the 60-unit building features a bike garage with a dedicated workshop, roof deck with BBQs and a misting shower, and subterranean parking for 30 cars. Units range from studios to two-bedrooms and rent from $2,525 a month. Quinlan Development and Lonicera Partners are the developers.
Click through to see what the penthouse layouts look like.
The townhouse going in at 242 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill — the one that Beastie Boy Mike Diamond is helping design and develop — is nearing the finish line. “It looks great,” said a reader who snapped this photo when he passed by last week. A tall fence made the site impossible to see, but it seems to have been replaced recently by a regular construction fence.
The architects are John and Jill Bouratoglou. A listing went up in September, and construction is supposed to wrap in December. The ask is $4,980,000, and it’s not in contract yet. What do you think of the look so far? GMAP
It’s painful to shell out a million bucks and only get a single floor of a townhouse, but such is life in several Brooklyn neighborhoods these days. At least in the case of this top-floor place (which is asking $1,025,000) you get a nice-looking product. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad has been very tastefully and thoroughly renovated. Being on the top floor also has its benefits: The skylight really enhances the kitchen and natural light in general seems ample.
The rendering above shows what could rise at 125 3rd Avenue, a development site in Boerum Hill for sale for $6,500,000.
There is a one-story commercial building on the site now, which has a total of 15,785 buildable square feet. If the buyer also purchased air rights from a neighboring property, that figure would increase to 19,631, according to Massey Knakal, which is marketing the site. It changed hands last year for $2,550,000.
No applications for building permits have been filed recently. Thanks to a tipster for forwarding the image.
Name: Originally Colony House Settlement, now Colony South Brooklyn Houses, Inc. Address: 297 Dean Street Cross Streets: Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue Neighborhood: Boerum Hill Year Built: 1928-1929 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No
The story: The settlement movement in New York City began in the late 19th century in the slums and immigrant communities of the Lower East Side. Settlement houses, like the Henry Street Settlement, founded in 1893, had a leadership role in social reform in the city. They were private charitable houses established to aid primarily women and children with such basics as food and shelter, and later acted as community centers where children were organized for play activities and when they got older, job training.
By middle of the first decade of the 20th century, there were settlement houses all over the city, including several in Brooklyn. Their mission was to work with the poor, and most of their activities revolved around the immigrant communities they were located in. They were non-sectarian, and had the support of Christian and Jewish leaders.
The Colony House Settlement was founded in 1916 by members of the Brooklyn Chapter of New England Women, an upper-class women’s club. Mrs. John Lansing Swan was the founder of Colony House, along with other prominent club members. They rented four rooms at 555 Atlantic Avenue with the idea that they would be helping factory girls by providing a refuge for them. (more…)
Contracts have been signed at seven of the eight condos at 440 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, which are still under construction after hitting the market five months ago. Developer and architect Alex Barrett, of Barrett Design and Development, sent us these photos of Unit 3A, a two-bedroom, two-bath asking $1,300,000 and the only apartment still left on the market. A business has also signed a contract for the ground floor commercial space, but we don’t know who it is yet. Construction began last year on the six-story building, which replaced two decaying townhouses, and is expected to finish by the end of the year.
The modern and industrial condos are made out of cast-in-place concrete over steel deck, and feature wide plank white oak floors, powder-coated steel cabinetry and private basement storage. Click through to see more construction shots.
Real estate investment firm The Jackson Group has paid $20,000,000 for the Gothic Revival Church of the Redeemer in Boerum Hill, DNAinfo reported. Neighbors spent years fighting to preserve the 127-year-old structure at the corner of Pacific Street and 4th Avenue, but the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island began marketing the church as a development site last year. Church officials told DNAinfo that “mounting monthly costs” forced them to sell the building, which needs an estimated $4,000,000 in repairs.
The deal does not include space for the congregation, which was part of the church’s original plans to sell the property. The sale closed the week of September 5, but it hasn’t hit the public records yet. The Jackson Group hasn’t revealed whether they’re going to demolish the building, which sits on a lot zoned for a building as large as 70,000 square feet and up to 10 stories tall, a source told us.
A florist plans to open soon in the old Silk Road Antiques space at 313 Atlantic Avenue, according to a sign in the window. Silk Road Antiques specialized in Asian antiques. Circa is still in business across the street, for now. GMAP