A 187-Year-Old Brooklyn Townhouse Wants $10M

A huge part of Brooklyn’s charm is the abundance of historic townhouses that line its streets. Take the recent listing at 59 Middagh Street, a 187-year-old home that is considered the third oldest home in Brooklyn Heights. This historic marvel was built in 1832 for William Rog, a Professor at NYU, and recently redesigned by Alan Berman of Archetype LLC. The perfect blend of old and new, it sits on the market asking $9,999,999, a $1 shy of $10 million.

The property stands at an impressive five stories, offering six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 6,300-square-feet of space. Recently renovated block and steel construction, the townhouse offers potential buyers oodles of eye-catching features such as an open floor plan, curved staircase, wet bar, sauna and gym, 1,000-square-foot garden, and an elevator that goes to every floor.

The home is also signified by its dynamic rooms, such as a bright, open chef’s kitchen with custom-built cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances, a living room with a limestone gas fireplace designed by Chesneys, a master bedroom suite with a sitting area and private terrace, and a private guest suite with an en suite bathroom. The abode also offers ample natural light, particularly on the fourth floor, as it is graced with a pitched ceiling. On that same floor, a new owner can take in the Brooklyn Skyline from the North and South facing terraces.

Located in historic Brooklyn Heights, this classic New York home is in close proximity to trendy shops, restaurants, cafes, and schools, as well as just a quick trip to Manhattan.

Rafael Malka and David Huschman of Douglas Elliman have the historic listing.