The Japanese-inspired designs revealed at 561 Pacific – a ground-up Brooklyn condo development envisioned by ODA New York to transport residents out of the bustle of the city, and into the warmth of a calm home. Rising 12 stories along the tranquil, tree-lined Pacific Street, the building is an ode to Japan’s wabi-sabi design aesthetic.
The project’s architect, Japan-born Ryoko Okada, describes the concept as the celebration of nature’s impermanence, finding beauty in the changing of the seasons. Her goal was to create an indoor-outdoor experience, from the common spaces to the private residences, that give inhabitants a front-row view to the life that takes place outside. The building features a sunken inner courtyard teeming with vines, a modern lobby encased in green walls and wood paneling, a stunning rooftop terrace, and many exposures for private outdoor space.
62 private residences take the wabi-sabi concept to another level with oversized windows that flood each space with plentiful natural light. The finishes are warm and organic and honor the clean lines that are synonymous with Japanese design. Featuring studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, 561 Pacific offers gracious, free-flowing layouts. White oak flooring seamlessly connects the living rooms to the kitchens. In most residences, the living rooms open onto expansive terraces that range from 70 to over 1,000 square feet. The kitchens are outfitted with Brazilian quartzite countertops and backsplashes, white oak cabinetry, and smart home appliances including 34-bottle wine refrigerators by Thermador.
The first thing the residents notice when they arrive is a green wall in the lobby. The building’s unique inner courtyard is visible from a glass wall that floods the interiors with natural light. A grand L-shaped staircase leads to the meticulously landscaped courtyard, an ideal place to meditate, relax, practice yoga, or enjoy the weather.
The building’s thoughtfully designed amenity spaces include a private fitness center, a children’s playroom, the resident’s lounge, and a rooftop, which features barbecues and lounges for gathering and dining.
Current pricing at 561 Pacific starts at $700,000 for a studio, $875,000 for a one-bedroom, $1.45 million for a two-bedroom, and ranges up to $2.275 million for a three-bedroom. The Shemesh Team of Douglas Elliman is handling the sales and marketing for the building.