$4.8M Long Island City condo sets new sales record in Queens
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A penthouse in Long Island City sold this month for $4.8 million, becoming the priciest condo in the borough of Queens. The three-bedroom home, which was listed for $4,995,000 in January, measures 5,400 square feet across two levels on the top floor of the Arris Lofts at 27-28 Thomson Avenue. As the Wall Street Journal first reported, the sale beats the borough’s former title holder, a penthouse also in the neighborhood at 46-30 Center Boulevard, which sold for $3,451,000 in June 2020.
In a 2018 story featuring the Long Island City apartment, owner Stephen Fox told 6sqft he toured the apartment when it was still under construction and fell in love with the “high ceilings, industrial look, and proximity to the city.” Fox purchased one unit at the building in 2006 and then later purchased another unit next to it, combining them to build their dream home, as 6sqft previously reported
The property has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and two private outdoor spaces. One outdoor space serves as an extension of the kitchen and dining area and the second is spread across 2,300 square feet on the rooftop, which boasts a full irrigation system and views of the Manhattan skyline.
In addition to the three full bedrooms, a bonus room makes a perfect home office or nursery. The buyers, represented by Compass agent Alex Gandelman, are “trading up from a different unit in the building,” according to the WSJ.
Amenities at the Arris Lofts, once home to the Eagle Electric Manufacturing Factory, include a huge lobby with a fireplace and a courtyard with Japanese-inspired landscaping, a fitness center, lap pool, residents lounge, and a shared roof deck. Located in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood, the building is a few blocks from the E, M, G, and 7 subway lines.