A former post office in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn will soon be replaced by an 11-story condominium building designed by Issac & Stern Architects. Located on a through-block property at 542 Atlantic Avenue, the new structure will span 90,000 square feet with 43 condominiums and two four-story townhouses.
The property, which is alternately addressed as 533 Pacific Street, is owned by Sterling Town Equities, which purchased the commercial site last year for $28 million. Demolition permits were filed and approved by the Department of Buildings in October 2019 and construction is currently underway.
Using the arch as a geometric motif, the façade features a series of elegant openings at both the ground level and the upper-level residential volume.
Beginning at the ground floor, the Atlantic Avenue elevation features red brick masonry and double-height arched windows that peer into the retail spaces. Above, the structure sets back to accommodate private residential outdoor space. Renderings reveal a façade that abruptly transitions into heather gray brick, with geometric paneling at the crown.
Along Pacific Street, three arched pathways will lead residents away from the busy thoroughfare. One offers passage through a private garden, another into the residential lobby, and the third into the private townhouses. At this elevation the façade is primarily comprised of light brown brick.
The interiors are designed by Workshop/APD, which drew inspiration from the neighborhood’s historic architecture and the Art Deco era. The cellar will contain residential storage, a parking garage, and building mechanicals.
An anticipated date of completion has not yet been announced.