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Boerum Hill's Latest Family-Friendly Condo Launches Sales From $1.625M

The smallest units at this condo, targeting Brooklyn families, are two-bedrooms

Name: The Hendrik

Address: 509 Pacific Street

Developer: Hopestreet

Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle

Size: six stories, 33 condos

Prices: from $1.625 million

Sales & Marketing: Halstead Property Development Marketing

Despite the proliferation of new developments going up in Boerum Hill (and not to mention the boom in nearby Downtown Brooklyn), apparently the neighborhood is "underdeveloped" residentially. So says Stephen G. Kliegerman, the president of Halstead, which is working on sales for the Hendrik, a six-story, 33-unit condo at the corner of Pacific and Atlantic Streets. The development, which is rising on the site of a former Walgreen's, recently launched sales, and is the subject of a profile in the Times real estate section this weekend.

But the building is targeting a very specific audience: families. According to Jeffrey Gershon, one of the principals at developer Hopestreet, the building is seen as "somewhere to live when they’re shut out of the townhouse market." (Oh, sure, okay.) Accordingly, the apartments will be pretty big; the smallest is a two-bedroom unit, and the largest will measure more than 2,000 square feet. Amenities include a gym, children's playroom, roof terrace, and the inevitable dog-washing station.

The building, designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, will be covered in hand-crafted brick imported from Denmark, which they say is "gray with hints of green and black." The idea was to have it blend in with the surrounding buildings, according to the architects. "It’s not going to feel like a new building," BBB partner Carlos J. Cardoso. "It’s going to feel like it’s been there forever, and age really gracefully."

Six of the 33 units are currently on the market, with the cheapest being a $1.625 million two-bedroom, and the most expensive being a $4 million duplex penthouse with four bedrooms and a private terrace.