Long Island City is home to loads of brand-new high-rises, but this week's condo pick, listed by Modern Spaces, is in a property with history: The Arris Lofts, formerly the home of an electrical equipment factory, were converted to luxury units in 2008. This one-bedroom, two-bath is a true loft that boasts, along with its soaring ceilings, a private terrace that comes furnished and landscaped, complete with pear trees.
It's a thoughtful touch—and it comes with a hefty-for-Queens price tag of $1.725 million. Plus, you can't move in right away—the listing notes that there's a contingency that the new owner must rent the apartment for one year. Read on to decide for yourself whether it's worth the wait.
You'll enter through a hallway with ample wall space to display your favorite art. Beyond, the open living and dining area is illuminated by large casement windows, and the room opens directly onto the terrace, creating a fairly seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The kitchen looks like it's right on top of the living area, but it is stylish, with its dark tile backsplash, plentiful, smooth white cabinetry, and enough space for a table.
A highlight of the condo is the sunny master bedroom's dressing room, large enough to pass as a bedroom in many an NYC apartment. The en-suite bath has a its spa-like walk-in shower and separate soaking tub. There's also a second room carved out of the living area that could serve as an office, nursery, or guest room; it has its own closet and bath, as well.
The terrace is a definite standout as well, and it looks entertaining-ready. (Too bad you'll have to wait a year until you can take advantage, but the listing notes that you'll get $5,200 per month in rental income for your patience.) The property also boasts several amenities, including doorman and concierge service, a live-in super, a gym, a pool, and a roof deck.
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