Taxidermy house hits the market in Borough Park

1605 41st Street in Borough Park

An unusual and somewhat morbid listing has hit the market in Borough Park. The property currently functions as a museum, which claims to have on display every animal mentioned in the Torah — about 350 species all in taxidermy form.

Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch purchased the bizarre two-bedroom, three-bathroom home in 2007 for $850,000 and subsequently transformed it into the Torah Animal Museum. Now the property, located at 1605 41st Street, is asking $955,000, according to Curbed.

At the museum’s height it boasted approximately 35,000 visitors a year. The rabbi, who also runs the Living Torah Museum next door, summarizes his educational philosophy as: “If you touch history, it touches you.” [Curbed]Christopher Cameron

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