Brooklyn Heights

The Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses is for sale, the Prince of the Promenade is not

Eye on Real Estate: Plus bonus photos of Brooklyn Heights eye candy

February 1, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses, AKA 24 Middagh St., is the house on the corner. It's for sale. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

The Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses is for sale. The Prince of the Promenade is not.

The “Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses” is what people often call 24 Middagh St., a stunning Federal-style clapboard house on the corner of Willow Street that’s possibly the oldest surviving house in the neighborhood.

The property has belonged since 1958 to various members of the Weisman family, city Finance Department records indicate. The property includes a separate carriage house.

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The asking price initially was $7 million. Recently, it was trimmed slightly to $6.65 million.

Kevin J. Carberry Real Estate is handling the listing.

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“The Prince of the Promenade” is our personal nickname for the jaw-dropping Low Mansion, AKA 3 Pierrepont Place, which like 24 Middagh St. is located in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.

The 50-room Renaissance Revival-style house was designed by architect Richard Upjohn and built in 1856-1857. It has a prime location at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade.

It was for sale for an asking price of $40 million until recently, when owner Jeff Keil decided it should go back to being a high-end rental property.

Corcoran’s Vicki Negron is handling rentals at 3 Pierrepont Place. A recent check of her listings showed five available apartments with asking rents ranging from $4,500 per month to $12,000 per month.

The Queen and the Prince are absolute eye candy — there’s lots of it to be seen in Brooklyn Heights.

Historic clapboard houses, stately homes on corner lots, Promenade vistas.

Even on a gray winter day, the scenery’s So Perfect And So Peerless, as Shakespeare would say.

Here are some photos we snapped.

 


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