Co-op pick of the week

A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op for under $1 million? Yes, in Jackson Heights

By Lucy Cohen Blatter | July 25, 2016 - 3:59PM 

The living room/dining room offers a nice spot for family meals.

Jackson Heights, Queens, is one of those neighborhoods where the apartments are large and full of character (and the area is family friendly, too!). This particular co-op is no exception. Even sweeter, the 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath, repped by Nu-Place Realty, has an asking price under a million: $935,000 to be exact. 

Apartments in the Art Deco prewar building, built in 1940, has classic features from that era, like high ceilings, crown moldings, and archways. The Italian-style kitchen in this apartment will have solid wood cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms have Grohe Grandera accessories.

Once a rental, Washington Plaza is now being redeveloped into a luxury co-op (complete with a new gym), and this particular apartment is a sponsor unit, which means you won't have to pass a co-op board. (Occupancy is expected in late fall.) The building complex has some serious design cred, too. Originally designed by Sylvan Bien, architect of Manhattan’s Hotel Carlyle and 737 Park Avenue, it's a collection of six, six-story buildings surrounding a private landscaped garden with a pond, cascading fountain, and attended gate-house. 

The complex has been awarded “Recognition for the Historical and Architectural Merit” by the Queens Historical Society and has National Register Historic District status.


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