A nicely preserved and updated single-family shingled house in West Midwood is back on the market, having switched hands a few times some years ago. 777 Rugby Road is an Edwardian seven-bedroom house with a two-car garage in back and an alluring street presence.
Its porch is framed by arches, blue-painted shingles and thick white columns. A three-sided bay inside the street-facing living room continues above in a second-story bedroom, and the whole is topped by a hipped gabled roof.
The inside is set up with all the main living areas on the first floor, with two floors of bedrooms above. The place is loaded with Edwardian details in apparently pristine condition, the baths are renovated, and the kitchen has been updated.
The entry has a vestibule, stained glass window and — not so common in Brooklyn — a coat closet. The Arts and Crafts style staircase has a stained wood newel post and railing and white-painted spindles and sides. Extra wide openings lead to the living and dining rooms, which have parquet floors.
The dining room is done up with white-painted wainscoting, bracketed plate rail and, like the one near the entry, an Art Nouveau-style stained glass window. The renovated kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, gray Shaker-style cabinets and tile floor. Beyond the kitchen is a sunroom with a doorway leading into the garden.
The parquet continues in the upstairs bedrooms, which have their original stained-wood doors, and there’s an additional side bay that benefits one of the bedrooms with extra space. The bathrooms shown have been snazzily updated.
The full bathroom on the second floor has a bathtub, white cabinet with a stone counter, small black hex floor tiles and white subway tile wainscot. It’s the only bathroom serving the four bedrooms on that level and three bedrooms above, but there’s another bathroom in the basement with a shower, and a powder room attached to the dining room.
The house also has a new roof and recently updated mechanicals, including a new water main.
777 Rugby Road is not in any of the Flatbush area historic districts, but based on the development of the area and the style of the house, it was constructed before 1910.
It last sold in 2014 for $1.33 million. Now, listed by Laura Rozos at Compass, it’s back on the market and asking $2.275 million. Think it will get ask?
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