Basil Messados, a self-made Greek taxi mogul, is hoping to set the record for most expensive single-family home ever sold in Queens. He’s listed his Long Island City penthouse at 46-30 Center Boulevard for $5.4 million. The current record is a $3.35 million sale that went through last year in LIC.
According to the Daily News, Messados purchased the three-bedroom pad for just $2.5 million in 2009, but only uses it as a place for guests from Greece to stay. The impressive penthouse features an expansive wraparound terrace, exquisite dark wood floors, and cathedral ceilings.