All photographs courtesy of Allyson Lubow for The Corcoran Team
The oldest house in Brooklyn Heights is when once more for sale, adhering to an update to its interiors. The history of the Federal-model corner property at 24 Middagh Avenue is fuzzy, but stories day the home’s construction between 1790 and 1829. The five-bedroom home, which also incorporates a independent two-story carriage household and a personal courtyard, was previous on the market place in 2018 for $4,500,000 it is currently listed for $4,250,000.
As 6sqft beforehand documented, architectural historian Charles Lockwood reported 24 Middagh is noteworthy for its front doorway with its “delicately leaded stoplight and sidelights and elegantly carved ornaments” and bootscrapers, as very well as the rear carriage residence and backyard.
Mainly because wood-framed residences were banned in Brooklyn Heights starting in 1852, the clapboard structure is a single of the ideal surviving examples of this charming design.
According to the listing, authentic aspects keep on being, seen in the doorways with colonnettes, quarter-spherical attic windows, dormer home windows, wood mantels, ornate moldings, and extensive-pine plank flooring.
Updates were built in 1936 by architect Sidney Daub to incorporate a picket fence, enlarged rear attic windows, and shutters. In 1938, architect William F. Schorn extra the two-tale rear carriage property, which has its have entrance and has been employed as a two-bedroom guest home.
The primary four-tale residence has 5 bedrooms, two-and-a-fifty percent loos, and a double parlor with two fireplaces. The take in-in kitchen area sits next to the formal dining area. According to the listing, the interiors have been updated to “reflect a modern-day Brooklyn model.”
[Listing details: 24 Middagh Street at CityRealty]
Photo credit courtesy of Allyson Lubow for The Corcoran Group
24 Middagh Street
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