Kings Highway, Midwood, Brooklyn
Singularly distinguished by its fine scale and proportion, this one and one- half story frame dwelling is a handsome example of one of the few remaining Eighteenth Century Dutch Colonial farmhouses still standing in Brooklyn. It is modest in size and in an excellent state of preservation two hundred years of wear have done little to diminish the simple beauty of its clear cut profile and the dignity of its related parts. It has been declared, by Maud Dilliard the historian, to be the most beautiful example of Dutch Colonial architecture in Brooklyn.
The house is rectangular in plan with an extension on the northern end containing a kitchen and a room that in earlier days was used for a milk house. In the late 1890s, when the land was divided into lots, streets were put through and the house, which faced south, was turned around to facet west. The structure was placed upon a brick foundation , and dormers were added. A long porch extended the width of the south exposure, and 5 slender columns support the root' which is swept down over the porch area in a gentle curve. The upper half of the horizontally divided front door (Dutch door) contains two original thick, bluish green windows called bulls eyes.
- From the 1968 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report