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Top five most expensive luxury listings in LIC


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Modern Spaces

BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO

Over the past decade, Long Island City has evolved into one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. The influx of new bars, lounges, specialty shops, flea markets and restaurants was met with the demand for more condominiums with unique amenities.

Eric Benaim, founder of real estate brokerage Modern Spaces, shared his top five most expensive listings for luxury living in LIC.

The Corner
47-28 11th St., #3C
$1,120,000

This newly built, seven-story luxury building features 22 modern, high-end apartments, each outfitted with the latest amenities, including professional-grade Bosch kitchen appliances, Grohe finishes and hardwood oak floors throughout.

Marvel at the Manhattan skyline while reclining on the rooftop deck, or take advantage of the on-site fitness center or residents lounge. Located minutes away from Long Island City’s hottest cafes, nightspots and cultural centers, such as MoMA PS1, The Corner offers both convenience and relaxation amid the vibrant streets and avenues.

A 5-minute ride on the 7 train will whisk residents to the heart of Midtown. Leisurely travelers can opt to take the East River Ferry and take in the stunning water views of the city.

The Powerhouse
2-17 51st Ave., #801
$2,795,000

With its spacious three bedrooms and two full baths, the aptly named Powerhouse is a major star on the Long Island City real estate landscape. Built on the site of the former Pennsylvania Railroad Power Station, the condominium features soaring ceilings, an open-concept kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and more than 1,000 square feet of outdoor space on the private terrace. Italian marble floors line the master bath while the second bath comes equipped with a deep soaking tub.

The building also features a fitness center, aqua grotto with full-service spa, common rooftop terrace, children’s playroom and a 24-hour concierge.

The View
46-30 Center Blvd, #205
$2,795,000

This luxury unit offers unparalleled breathtaking views of the East River and Manhattan skyline from the comfort of a spacious, sun-drenched living room. The three-bedroom gem is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling double panel windows and features an open-concept living and kitchen area outfitted with the latest Viking appliances, Subzero refrigerator, a special wine cooler and hardwood flooring throughout.

All of the spacious, three full baths include deep soaking tubs set against a backdrop of the finest white marble.

The Foundry
2-40 51St Ave., #1E
$1,450,000

This modern Hunters Point duplex is bathed in sunlight courtesy of its vast windows and 17-foot vaulted ceilings. The modern open-concept chef’s kitchen features a Viking range, KitchenAid French door refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and dramatic black Caesarstone counter tops. This two-bedroom unit includes a luxury en-suite full bath in the upstairs master bedroom with both a soaking tub and standing shower.

The second bedroom also comes with its own bath and, like the master suite, access to a private terrace.

5-46 51st Ave.
$6,495,000

Brownstone2

This rare, six-family brick brownstone blends old-world charm with contemporary elements to create a truly unique habitat in the heart of Hunters Point. Built in 1930, original design elements such as the bowed-front facade, woodwork and decorative plaster moldings mingle with updated, modern amenities. Each unit features its own electrical meter, as well as upgraded wiring throughout.

This three-story gem is convenient to local markets, subways, playgrounds and dog parks, and would make the perfect nest for young families.

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LIC building opens with 50,000-square-foot terrace of outdoor amenities


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Renderings courtesy of the Marino Organization

The luxury real estate market in Long Island City is getting a little bigger. A 41-story waterfront tower at 45-45 Center Boulevard is taking applications for new residents.

“Our newest tower has reinvented residential living along Long Island City’s waterfront,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice-president of property owners TF Cornerstone. “45-45 Center Boulevard is a perfect match for residents looking for a healthy and spacious neighborhood with the excitement and convenience of city living.”

The seventh floor features more than 50,000 square feet of landscaped terrace. Amenities include a volleyball court with beach sand, two tennis courts, a reflecting pool, dog run, a lawn and sun deck with barbecue grills, lounge chairs and benches. Other services will include club rooms, an indoor parking garage, a 24-hour concierge and valet and a fitness center.

“With the most impressive amenity package in all of Long Island City, a location that boasts panoramic views, and 12 acres of parkland, 45-45 is in a league of its own,” said Estevez.

The building, designed by Arquitectonica, offers 820 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that feature hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens and floor to ceiling windows providing residents with views of the East River and Manhattan.

Along with these amenities, the waterfront tower provides family-friendly features including a children’s playroom designed in partnership with Apple Seeds, an award-winning children’s play space in Manhattan. The playroom will have an infant crawling area, Lego tables and interactive exhibits.

45-45 Center Boulevard is TF Cornerstone’s fifth and largest building in Long Island City, with a sixth property expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

 

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