Coming at number 13 on our 20 most expensive Brooklyn homes for sale list this past summer, this massive 5,895-square-foot townhouse at 323 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill has now dropped its ask by $2 million, but that still makes it one of the most expensive homes for sale in the borough.
The five-bedroom carriage house now wants $7.95 million, and it’s no wonder when you consider all the top-end features the townhouse has to offer. The dining room and kitchen on the ground floor feature 11-foot-tall ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and flooring created with 200-year-old reclaimed heartwood hemlock and bluestone.
The dining room leads to the lovely rear yard which is fitted with a bluestone patio and fieldstone walls. The five-story townhouse features between 10-to-12-foot-tall ceilings depending on where you are in the house. The tallest ceiling height is on the fifth floor, which can be used as another master bedroom, in addition to the one on the fourth floor. This top floor also has access to two expansive terraces on either side.
The rest of the bedrooms are on the floor below that, and the master suite on this floor comes with a black walnut dressing room and an attached master bathroom with a soaking tub and a steam shower.
The townhouse has a library area on the second floor which can double up as an additional bedroom or a formal dining room. The lower level has been configured as a multi-purpose entertainment area that could accommodate a home theater system, a gym, and a children’s playroom. This floor also comes with a laundry room.
All five floors of the house can be accessed through an elevator, but it’s hard to imagine who’d want to use that in a house that has a handcrafted antique wood staircase. The house’s old world charm is balanced by several modern additions including radiant heat, zoned central air and a radiant snow melting system in the driveway. An added bonus is that the driveway leads to a 200-square-foot garage.
The house was originally listed for $11 million in March this year, but then reduced its ask by August to $9.95 million. The house is back on the market after taking another hit, but will this discount be enough?