A partially constructed townhouse at the corner of Pacific Street and Boerum Place in Boerum Hill has hit the market for $4,980,000, and the listing has some fresh renderings with interiors designed by one of the Beastie Boys. The four-bedroom, four-bath house at 242 Pacific Street will weigh in at 4,150 square feet, according to the Corcoran listing.

Brooklyn-based architects John and Jill Bouratoglou are designing and developing the house with Mike Diamond, a founding member of the Beastie Boys who designed his own Cobble Hill townhouse with the Bouratoglous. (He also designed his own wallpaper for it, Flavor Paper’s Brooklyn Toile.) The modern home will feature a double height living room, private garage, two outdoor terraces, a roof deck and a central vacuum cleaner system. Construction is expected to finish in December of this year.

Click through to see the interior renderings. What do you think of the design?

242 Pacific Street Listing [Corcoran]
Single Family Townhouse Planned for Corner of Boerum Place and Pacific Street [Brownstoner]


This interesting addition is rising on top of a townhouse at 1 Woodrow Court in Greenwood Heights, at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street. The little two-story brick townhouse is being enlarged with a third floor and 836 more square feet, according to alteration permits. The architect of record is Eric Safyan, and his website includes more construction photos and a schematic, which we’ve included after the jump.


This Romanesque Revival five-bedroom townhouse for rent in Prospect Heights has some offbeat interiors and a relatively traditional layout. The four-story house (actually not the turreted corner house but the one with the entrance to the right of it in the photo above) features plenty of original details, including mantels, shutters, stained glass, built-ins and pocket doors.

Also there are two woodburning fireplaces and an “au pair suite with kitchen” on the top floor. Both the kitchen and bathrooms will be newly renovated, according to the listing. One drawback is that the two bathrooms are on the top two floors. It was also a Rental of the Day last year. The asking rent is the same: $8,500 a month.

577 Carlton Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP


The new townhouse that is being built to replace the one that collapsed in July 2012 at 241 Carroll Street will be made of brownstone. “The new building will have a brownstone facade, a full stoop, and will blend in with the rest of the block,” developer Gino Vitale told the Brooklyn Paper. Each floor will have a balcony in back, and the whole thing will be made of concrete and steel.

Owner Howard Schneider said he and his family are still shaken by the collapse and are not sure they want to live in the building. Luckily, he and his family were out of town when the side of the brownstone crumbled in the middle of the night, because the children’s bedrooms were located in the “kill zone,” the paper said. No one was hurt in the incident. Construction started a month ago and is scheduled to finish in six to eight months.

Owner of Collapsed Brownstone Says He’s Scared to Live in Its Replacement [BK Paper]
New Building Will Replace Collapsed Brownstone on Carroll Street [Brownstoner]
Collapsed Carroll Gardens Home Is Almost Gone [Brownstoner]
241 Carroll Street Partially Collapses, Demo to Come [Brownstoner]
Photo by Katia Kelly of Pardon Me for Asking