A turn-of-the-century home at 100 Rugby Road just sold for $2.1 million – which, although it’s not the total record-breaker that CityRealty say it is, it’s definitely one of the most expensive sales in our neighborhood’s history.
The most expensive home sale was this house’s neighbor at 145 Rugby Road, which sold for $2.2 million last September – placing the 100 Rugby Road’s $2.1 million in a close second place. Had it sold at its original asking price of $2.275 million, it would have topped a string of top-dollars sales – including the $2 million Colonial revival at 114 Westminster Road and 1029-1035 Cortelyou Road, which sold for “well above the asking price” at $2 million following more than 20 all-cash offers. And another home, at 112 Marlborough, has been listed for $2,195,000.
The seven-bedroom, 3.5-bath home, which is 2,990 square feet and sits on a 6,000-square-foot lot, was built in 1900 by Dean Alvord, a developer who purchased 60 acres of farmland to construct what he called a “country in the city.” The Landmarks Commission’s Prospect Park South Historic District designation report described the home as “an exceptional wooden structure modeled after a picturesque rustic Swiss chalet.”
What do you think? Are these $2 million-plus home sales going to continue?