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A festival celebrating New York’s modern design with tours of the city’s most coveted interiors
September 27–October 4, 2013
Background Photo Credit: Union Square Duplex, Resolution: 4 Architecture

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Photographs: James Cleary Architecture.

Pacific Street Trio

253 Pacific Street is a newly constructed building in Brooklyn, New York, containing three duplex residences, all of which are included on this year's home tour. While the building's construction, style, and materials are unquestionably modern, the building's design is also closely tied to the example set over a century ago by Brooklyn's brownstones. Those buildings' high ceilings, thoughtful apartment layouts, and great depth in the detailing of their facades, were all profound influences on the building's design.

Outside, custom fabricated wood and steel planter boxes frame each window on the upper stories, shading windows from summer sun, adding a touch of green to the streetscape. Inside, each apartment features exposed concrete ceilings and walls, walnut flooring, wood-burning fireplaces, private outdoor space, and large windows that coax sunlight deep into the building. From its highly efficient building envelope, equipment, lighting and plumbing fixtures, to the use of recycled materials wherever possible, 253 Pacific Street has a minimal environmental footprint designed to reduce energy use by at least 35% compared to standard construction.

James Cleary
James Cleary Architecture

James Cleary received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Masters of Architecture from Yale University, where he was nominated for the Feldman Prize. He has also taught in the architecture program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to founding JCA in 2000, Cleary worked as a senior project architect at the award-winning New York City firms Pentagram Design and Keenen/Riley.

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour New York’s most coveted interiors.



See the Homes:

Saturday: Manhattan
14th Street Loft
Fractal Pad
Lafayette Townhouse
Meatpacking Loft

Sunday: Brooklyn
Dean Street Townhouse
Flavor Paper Pad
Pacific Street Trio
Salle Residence
State Street Townhouse

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Enjoy access to ALL CITY MODERN events including:
• Meet the Architects event
• Manhattan Home Tours
• Brooklyn Home Tours
• ALL panel discussion throughout the week

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Enjoy access to ALL PANEL DISCUSSIONS during the city modern week, from September 27 through October 4.

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