This might be the oldest house in Brooklyn – and it's on the market right now
One of Brooklyn’s oldest homes is on the real estate market for the first time in nearly 60 years, offering a rare glimpse into a piece of the city’s history – and a suite of images for lovers of unique home listings to drool over. The price? A cool $6.65 million.
This house at 24 Middaugh Street has been described by the Brooklyn Historical Society as “one of the best reminders of the early days of Brooklyn Heights,” a neighborhood that is considered America’s first suburb. While other early 19th-century structures still exist in Brooklyn Heights, the Middaugh Street house is one of the few to retain its original facade, making it a common stop on walking tours of the borough.
The five-bedroom home, with a Federal-style doorway, wooden shutters and clapboard siding, also sports dormer windows and a lead-glass transom window. It dates to at least 1824, although the owners, siblings Celeste and Jared theorize it may have been built as early as 1790.
With wide-plank floors, ornate mouldings and five fireplaces, the house has plenty of vintage charm, although it still doesn’t have central A/C. It also comes with a carriage house that has been converted into a two-bedroom guest house. Though the Weisman family has owned the house since 1958, its lengthy history includes a stint as a tavern in the early 20th century.
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