9. Boerum Hill features an “upside-down townhouse” next to historic rowhouses

Boerum Hill modern apartment

Boerum Hill is known for blending new and old, as seen by many 1800s rowhouses and brownstones next to modern highrises and experimental buildings. including 90 Wyckoff Street nestled on a tree-lined block. A number of buildings are not as outwardly striking but innovative nonetheless, including the “upside-down townhouse” at 139 Bond Street with a multi-windowed facade and a planted roof terrace. Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, recently sold his historic brownstone at 374 Pacific Street for $10.4 million.

modern architecture in Boerum Hill

While the Boerum Hill Historic District is a city landmark, tall buildings have been built nearby, including the 14-story 211 Schermerhorn with floor-to-ceiling windows. 509 Pacific Street, known as the Hendrik, features 33 condominiums with custom-dyed polished concrete floors and paneled ash-white oak walls. Also of note is the Boerum at 265 State Street, a 19-story condo/hotel development.