Brooklyn Heights’ third-oldest house, with a gut renovation, is asking $10M

Posted On Mon, July 1, 2019 By

Posted On Mon, July 1, 2019 By In Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This wood frame house at 59 Middagh Street, which, according to the current listing, is considered third oldest home in Brooklyn Heights, was built in 1832 for a New York University professor. The 6,300-square-foot home certainly appears quaint–if unremarkable–on the outside. And while it’s a spacious 28 feet wide, the home’s interiors have been completely reconstructed with a high-end builder-grade renovation, giving it every contemporary luxury–including an elevator, a wet bar, a sauna and a gym–and all of the historic charm of a suburban McMansion. The six-bedroom, single-family home’s last recorded sale was for $3 million in 2014. It’s been on the market for nearly a year, first asking $11.5 million. After a broker switch and a price chop, the house is asking a still-ambitious $10 million.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

The home’s slick renovation was designed to “allow maximum design flexibility for the new owner.” An elevator serves all floors, all of which have been gifted with a full suite of luxurious features and high-end finishes, starting with an open living room, dining room and chef’s kitchen. The living room is anchored by a limestone gas fireplace.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

A curved windowed staircase anchors the dining room.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

The open kitchen faces the garden and is outfitted with quartzite counters and top-of-the-line appliances. A 48- inch Wolf gas range and double oven joins a Subzero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher and and lots of gleaming white cabinetry.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

“Retractable” glass doors open onto a deck that leads down to a minimally landscaped 1,000- square-foot garden.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

The home’s garden floor is an indulgent paradise, complete with private guest suite, wet bar, sauna, gym and laundry. The large den at the back of the house accesses the garden through retractable glass doors.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

On the second floor you’ll find a decadent master bedroom suite, with a sitting area and private terrace. Also here are enormous walk-in closets and a suitably luxurious master bath outfitted with marble and custom finishes including a “vanishing vanity television.” An additional room can be an office or bedroom, with a second full bath.

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

On the third floor are three more bedrooms, a second laundry room, two full baths and more storage. The fourth level is a full floor with a pitched ceiling and two terraces with views of the Brooklyn skyline. Atelier skylights flood the space with light, making it perfect for use as a family room, game room, library or additional bedroom.

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[Listing: 59 Middagh Street by Rafael Malka and David Hubschman for Douglas Elliman]

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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