The Federal-style three-level single family townhouse at 31 Middagh Street, built in 1820, has hit the market with a price tag of $1.795 million. The listing with Prudential Douglas Elliman (here) characterizes the property as “one of the oldest houses in Brooklyn Heights,” with 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and a basement/rec room. In all: 1,626 square feet.
According to a plaque on the building, 31 Middagh was registered in the City Directory as a paint store and a men’s hairdressing parlor, with living quarters upstairs. Some public records show it being built in 1847, but the sales listing stands by 1820.
Apparently, the home needs some pretty significant renovations. Douglas Elliman notes: “This gem is awaiting the right owner to transform it into a truly special city home.” Brownstoner adds, “Given how historically significant the exterior of 31 Middagh Street is, the interior is nothing short of a letdown: There’s no historic detail in the 1820′s house to speak of. At least the lack of detail frees up the new owner to start with a blank slate.”