Historic and exceptional 28 wide townhouse living at 59 Middagh Street in coveted Brooklyn Heights.
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A new home with an old story
At 188 years old, 59 Middagh Street is one of Brooklyns oldest homes located in Brooklyn Heights most historic section. The well recognized landmarked façade and rarely available North Heights location make this Brooklyn Heights icon the most beloved blue house.
Be prepared for the home behind the landmarked curtain as this home has undergone an extensive replication process preserving the integrity of the original clapboard facade, while completing a brand new rebuild of block and steel construction beneath, preserving the historic significance while providing modern-day living.
Originally built in 1832 for William Rog, a New York University Professor, this astonishing 28-ft wide by 46-ft deep, turn-key, single-family, 5-story home offers 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths. A newly built elevator provides service to all floors. Other up-to-the-moment conveniences include central air, sauna, two wet bars, two laundry rooms, an additional kitchen, and five outdoor spaces. This luxury townhome is the epitome of urban comfort, style, and gracious living.
Arrive at this Federal-style townhome up a classic high-stoop via a foyer with coat closet. Take in the dramatic proportions of the open plan parlor floor with sun-drenched, south-facing living room centered around a Chesneys designed limestone gas-fireplace. Formal dining is centrally located with the enormous gourmet kitchen in the rear of the parlor overlooking the tranquil garden, and adorned with custom-built cabinets, Calcutta quartzite counters, and huge center island for more casual dining. Top-of-the-line appliances include a 48 Wolf gas range, double oven, Subzero refrigerator, two Bosch dishwashers, microwave, warming drawer, and wine cooler. The floor is complete with a jewel box powder room and access to outdoor space. A deck, and landscaped yard via retractable glass doors, making entertaining a breeze.
An elegant and curved, windowed staircase (or Elevator) leads to the full-floor master suite. The Primary bedroom is spacious and includes a sitting area plus full-width balcony overlooking the landscaped yard. A walk-in dressing area provides space for even the most extensive clothes collection. The south-facing, light-filled master bath is a spa experience fitted with marble tile, custom finishes, a sculptured freestanding tub, large walk-in shower, private commode room within translucent glass walls, double sink, storage vanity, and completed with a vanishing mirrored medicine cabinet television. An additional south-facing room on this floor offers a perfect nursery or home office, with its own bath.
The fourth floor offers an additional 3 bedrooms, two full baths, a large, windowed laundry room, and ample storage space.
Entertain in style on the top floor media/game/party room which presents terraces on both front and back with views of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. A peaked ceiling with four large skylights floods the interior with wonderful natural light. The floor is complete with a wet bar and powder room.
Finally, the garden floor offers a private entrance under the stoop opening to a large marble tiled enclosed foyer complete with double wide coat closet. Steps into the home is a full guest suite with en suite full bath and private kitchen and laundry area. The remainder of the garden floor offers a glassed-in yoga room, a sauna, plus a room for pool table, ping pong or a myriad of other activities while looking out double wide glass doors to the landscaped backyard.
Positioned in the prime of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, 59 Middagh Street exudes luxury townhome living. Nearby are many neighborhood favorites including the famed Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, countless shops, restaurants and cafes, all while being just moments away from Manhattan.