533 Pacific Street, aka Post House, Nears Completion In Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Image by @binyanstudios

Construction is nearing completion on 533 Pacific Street, aka Post House, an 11-story residential building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn that is also alternatively addressed as 542 Atlantic Avenue. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects and developed by Sterling Town Equities, the 90,000-square-foot structure will yield 41 condominium units and two four-story townhouses. Pro-H Development Inc. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a through-block parcel between Third Avenue to the west, Pacific Street to the south, and Fourth Avenue to the east.

Work has progressed steadily since our last update in July 2021, when the reinforced concrete superstructure was about to top out. Recent photographs showcase the finished look of the building’s light brick façade and signature brick arches along the main elevation facing Atlantic Avenue, as well as the details in the geometric metal paneling on the upper levels.

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

At the time of our visit, crews were in the process of hoisting mechanical equipment atop the roof parapet. Metal railings line the pocketed terrace and setbacks, and this element can also be found between two levels of windows. The rear southern side appears to still be covered in black netting and metal scaffolding, and sidewalk scaffolding obscures the ground floor, but this could likely be taken down later this spring.

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

542 Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY last reported that 533 Pacific Street’s rear profile will have a red brick façade and three ground-floor arched cutouts, with one of them serving as an entryway to a gated private garden. A red brick pathway will trek through the landscaped area and lead to the residential lobby. The property will also have a cellar for storage, a parking garage for residents, and mechanical equipment. Interiors are being designed by Workshop/APD.

Rendering of 542 Atlantic Avenue - Issac & Stern Architects

Post House. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects

Rendering of 542 Atlantic Avenue - Issac & Stern Architects

Post House. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects

Rendering of 542 Atlantic Avenue - Issac & Stern Architects

Post House. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects

Rendering of residential lobby at 542 Atlantic Avenue - Issac & Stern Architects

Post House. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects

533 Pacific Street should be fully completed later this year.

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23 Comments on "533 Pacific Street, aka Post House, Nears Completion In Boerum Hill, Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | April 17, 2022 at 8:10 am | Reply

    Looks better than the rendering.

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | April 17, 2022 at 8:23 am | Reply

    Look at the form of a curve, beautiful views and heavenly design. And bright bricks are easy to notables, appropriate to breathe with jaunty in the building: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. This looks very nice. Those arches are just beautiful.
    Happy Easter!

  4. This turned out really nice. Bravo.

  5. Classy.

  6. Wow. I need to go see this in person.

  7. I would like to live in this apartment building

  8. why but why can’t all developers build buildings like this?
    Because they’re so GREEDY and don’t give a crap what they build. The same Those same rich greedy developers would rather build out of context cheap glass cubes using non union labor picked off the streets and use the cheapest materials available just to save money

    • This comment makes no sense. This has nothing to do with greed and everything to do with what people want and what is in demand. Different things are needed for different context. You have to realize right now you basically sound like “the color red is better than the color blue!!!” So anything you like is not greedy but anything you don’t like is automatically greedy. Why should all buildings be like this? People build glass buildings because glass buildings are IN demand and people want to be in them.

      • Jackson,
        Rich developers build out of context glass cubes not because it’s in demand but because it’s cheaper and they can use non union workers off the streets to build it easier.They don’t give a crap what’s in demand as you claim . All they care about is making MONEY not giving a crap about the context or history of the surrounding buildings and neighborhood. That’s why so many more buildings and neighborhoods should be landmarked.
        It’s that simple.
        Get it?

        • Landmarking is horrible and should be limited (preferably gotten rid of) it does nothing but limit supply.

        • Again, buildings that people don’t wanna be in don’t get built. Office space has glass as it’s number one in demand material for light access. I’m glad to see most people don’t think your way though or we might actually be stuck in the 18th century.

    • Also literally every comment you make is “buildings I don’t like = out of context” lol grow up.

      • Jackson,
        I’m very grown up and can easily tell what an out of context , cheap glass cube looks like compared to the surrounding buildings and neighborhood.
        Thank you very much

  9. The architectural nuances of this building are a pleasing visual panoply. It’s nice to see a return to elegant brickwork in the form of finely crafted arches. A refreshing breakaway from so many of the new residential towers in the area. A Neuvo – classical masterpiece.

    Unfortunately no mention of unit prices is noted. Therefore it’s unlikely any of these units would be anywhere near an “affordable housing” price point for hard working individuals who may not have a six figure or more income.

  10. FWIW(for what it’s worth): The brickwork is most likely precast panels. But, again, I’m not being critical, just mentioning this as it relates to the total built cost. It’s a fine finished product. Perhaps it would have been a bit taller.

    • I could be wrong but I think its hand layed brick.

      • all newly built brickwork on every building is precast.
        There is no longer any hand laid brick unless it’s going to be a small building otherwise the cost is prohibitive

  11. In a vacuum I would have liked to see the attractive old Post Office preserved, but this is a fine replacement by every definition of the word.

  12. Idsamally Rosas | April 18, 2022 at 7:11 am | Reply

    I am a City employee and have been for the past 6 years now. Currently looking for an apartment in the Brooklyn area and I’m requesting an application for these available apartments. I’m seeking a two bed apartment.

  13. The attractive old post office was an eyesore and obsolete

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