Owning a freestanding Victorian home in Brownstone Brooklyn is a fantasy that one rarely has the opportunity to fulfill. With a wrap-around porch, two-car garage, an oversized 50' x 107' lot, spindlework and gingerbread 1450 Pacific Street is that elusive dream come true.
Architect George Damon's 1882 Italianate / Neo-Grec brick beauty is ripe for restoration offering grand proportions, high ceilings and true floor-to-ceiling windows as if a Hudson Valley estate with all its original architectural detail was airlifted into the Crown Heights North Historic District.
Gentility and grace preside as you enter into the center hall featuring the original staircase with its elegant balustrade and newel post, waist-high wainscoting and crown molding. Two double parlors to the left and right of the central hall provide ample space for generous living and entertaining. Multi-paned French doors with original wood trim lead into the double parlor to the right the show-piece of this home. Original ceiling medallion, crown moldings, plaster wall detailing, and pocket doors with ornate wood molding lead to the alcoved rear parlor. The left parlor is simpler in style but offers grand proportions, a pretty triple-bay window and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the rear garden. One can imagine entertaining on a lovely summer day and looking out from what might be your dining room to a game of croquet on the back lawn.
On the second level, seven rooms surround the central hallway currently set up as three bedrooms, office, living and dining rooms plus a kitchen and bath. Crown molding, plaster and wood details and original parquetry floors remain. The attic spans the entire 30' x 40' footprint of the home with a ceiling height over seven feet. This amazing bonus space can be transformed into a studio, den, playroom, or even more bedrooms if desired.
This special home sits high up on an oversized 5,350sf property commanding Pacific Street. The ample south-facing yard is rare in an urban setting and can easily accommodate a pool with plenty of area left for a lush garden and patio.
1450 Pacific Street is located three short blocks from the Kingston/Throop C train. Three blocks to the south will bring you to beautiful Brower Park with playgrounds, skate park, basketball courts and lawn; and Rafael Vinoly's famed Brooklyn Children's Museum. Enjoy nearby establishments such as Meat, Soulfood Caterers and BKT.
The Crown Heights North Historic District features some of the most varied and unique historic architecture in the city. 1450 Pacific Street offers its new owners pure potential with rich historic beauty as a base for a grand restoration!