Victorian Flatbush: The record-holder – for now: 147 Rugby Road

Ka-Ching! This house at 147 Rugby Road sold for $2.2 million, a record for Victorian Flatbush. Photo by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate: Why hasn't the new owner moved in?

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Meet the roomy record-breaker that sold for $2.2 million.

Seven-bedroom, 17-room 147 Rugby Road is the priciest single-lot house in Victorian Flatbush. For now, anyway.

Sarah Franco bought the Prospect Park South stunner last September – then in November transferred the title to an LLC on whose behalf she signed the deed, city Finance Department records show.

Sale broker Corcoran is now listing the century-old house for rent at $7,950 per month. Does the new owner ever plan to live in the house – or did she buy it for the rental income?

We emailed Franco and left a message at her Gravesend home, but she didn't respond by deadline. Corcoran declined to comment on 147 Rugby Road – and also on its listing of nearby 100 Rugby Road, which might sell for just as much.

The word on the street is that the deal for the latter house – which looks like a fantasy version of a Swiss chalet – is closing soon, at $2.1 million to $2.2 million. The asking price was $2.275 million, according to published reports.

The house has belonged since 1974 to Lynda Cohen – who remarried along the way and now jointly owns the property as Lynda Pizer with husband Richard Pizer, city Finance Department records indicate.

There is a flowering tree out front at 147 Rugby Road. Photo by Lore Croghan

This is 100 Rugby Road, which is set to sell for big bucks. Photo by Lore Croghan

This sidelong glance at 100 Rugby Road affords a better view of its unusual woodwork. Photo by Lore Croghan

May 14, 2014 - 1:00pm



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