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The Boerum in Boerum Hill: Review and Ratings | CityRealty

Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of

The Boerum is a handsome, 19-story condo/hotel development at 265 State Street at Smith Street in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn.

It is expected to be completed in 2016 by the Carlyle Group and Flank and it was designed by Flank, whose other projects include 224 Mulberry Street, the Abington and 441 East 47th Street, and Goldstein Hill & West. It is Flank’s first project in Brooklyn and its biggest. Its principals are Jon Kully and Mick Walsdorf.

The residential condominium section of the building begins on the 7th floor and will have 128 apartments.

It is across from the Central Courts Building and close to Atlantic Avenue.

Bottom Line

This large and attractive apartment and hotel complex has a striking interwoven façade treatment with several setbacks, multipane windows and good amenities in Boerum Hill.


The building has a red-brick-and-stone façade and some setbacks.

The complex façade is distinguished by an interweaving of the different colored façade elements.  The building also has some corner windows, an entrance marquee, some inset multipane windows and some protruding cast stone window surrounds.


The building will have a concierge, a resident manager, a gym, art classes for children staffed by the Children’s Museum of the Arts, a bicycle room, a library with kitchen, cold storage, and a tenant terrace on the 15th floor.


Most units have foyers.

Kitchens have lacquered Italian millwork by Valcucine and white quartz slab countertops and backspashes.

Bathrooms have Ferrara marble countertops and Thassos tile mosaics, white ceramic subway tiles, and gunmetal fixtures.

Apartment 1804 has five bedrooms, a two small terraces, an enclosed kitchen and adjoining breakfast room and a large living room with a corner dining alcove.

Penthouse 1 is a four-bedroom unit with a large living/dining room and a pass-through kitchen.

A six-level townhouse unit has a 23-foot-long living room with fireploae and a 10-foot-square library on the parlor floor, a 15-foot-wide dining room with sliding doors to a 37-foot-long garden, a 15-foot-long open kitchen with an island and a 9-foot-long den on the garden floor and two bedrooms each on the third and fourth floors and a 15-foot-wide playroom and storage space in the basement.

A two-bedroom unit has a long entry foyer that leads to a 21-foot-wide living/dining room with an open kitchen.

A one-bedroom unit has a 22-foot-long living/dining room with a pass-through kitchen.

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