About this Property
Brownstone Brooklyn Treasure on PLG's Best Block! 56 Midwood was designed in 1898 by architect William M. Miller as part of the initial row of four-story townhouses on this fabulous tree-lined block, formerly the site of the Lefferts family farmstead. The original oak and mahogany woodwork has been beautifully preserved and restored, with stained glass skylights and seven carved mantles above tiled gas fireplaces with original screens. The gracious parlor floor offers 13-foot ceilings, carved woodwork, pocket doors, parquet floors and a grand mirrored entryway, plus a butler’s kitchen at the rear. The windows facing the front of the house all have original shutters, and the two master bedrooms have stunning “pass-through” closets and sinks. Upstairs there are four more bedrooms, a sauna and two skylights. The eat-in cook’s kitchen on the ground floor opens on to the landscaped south-facing garden where the flowering shrubs and trees bloom from spring through fall and holly bushes stand out in winter. The house is perfect for family life and entertaining, steps from the B, D and S subways, 2+ blocks from the 2, 3, 4 & 5, and ten minutes from the park, zoo, Central Library, botanic gardens and year-round farmer’s market, in the thriving community of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
  • Status:No Longer Available
  • Size:3752 Sq Ft
  • Type:Townhouse
  • Year Built:1898
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