Prospect Park South

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

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

May 14, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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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.

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