Brooklyn Heights’ oldest home returns to the market after a $2M price chop
Owning a piece of New York City history just got a little cheaper. The oldest home in Brooklyn Heights, located at 24 Middagh Street, has hit the market again, this time asking $4.5 million, a price drop of over $2 million from when it was listed last year. The five-bedroom Federal-style home boasts a private, landscaped courtyard and a separate two-bedroom carriage house.
As 6sqft covered last February, architectural historian Charles Lockwood said 24 Middagh Street is “notable for its front doorway with its ‘delicately leaded toplight and sidelights and elegantly carved ornaments’ as well as its rear carriage house and charming garden.” Because wood-framed homes were outlawed from being built in Brooklyn Heights in 1852, the home offers one of the best surviving examples of this architectural style.
The main residence rises four stories and includes five bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a double parlor with two fireplaces. The eat-in kitchen sits next to the formal dining room.
According to the listing, much of its original charm remains intact, including its Federal doorway with colonettes, quarter-round attic windows and top-floor dormer windows. Plus, the wooden mantels on the home’s fireplaces and its wide-plank pine wooden flooring make this historic home even more inviting and warm.
The property sits on the corner of Middagh and Willow Street. The carriage house is currently used as a two-bedroom guest home and has its own entrance. The two residences are separated by a walled courtyard.
The home is located just steps from the Brooklyn Bridge Park and boasts Manhattan skyline views. With that being said, it neighbors the noisy Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
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All photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group