59 middagh street

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

59 Middagh Street, Brooklyn Heights, townhouses, price chops, historic homes, flips

Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

This landmarked 188-year-old wood-clad house at 59 Middagh Street in historic and lovely north Brooklyn Heights is among the borough’s oldest homes. But behind its iconic facade–now fortified with block and steel, the listing tells us–is just about every turn-key 21st-century perk imaginable, from an elevator and “penthouse” rooftop to a ground floor guest suite, yoga room and sauna, central air, two wet bars, two laundry rooms, an additional kitchen and five outdoor spaces. It’s asking $9,496,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

59 middagh street, cool listings, brooklyn heights

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.

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