Jackson Heights used to be one of the few New York neighborhoods left to buy a great co-op apartment for a good deal. The prewar cooperatives there are known for their private, interior courtyards, and this building — The Towers, at 33-27 80th Street — has one of the best, spanning almost an entire city block. But it looks like this neighborhood is a bargain no longer. A for sale by owner listing has hit the market for a seven-bedroom, four-bedroom apartment at The Towers asking $1.1 million. (It last sold in 2011 for $675,000.) It’s a huge apartment, with 1,500 square feet, and loads of beautiful prewar details. And windows from the bedrooms and kitchen offer a view down to the courtyard below.
Like a proper prewar co-op, there are dedicated rooms for every function of the home. A foyer leads to the living room, which is decked out with a wood-burning fireplace framed by a carved stone mantel, built-in bookshelves, nine-foot ceilings and the original parquet floors. Just adjacent to the living room is the dedicated dining room, a huge space that is also lined with built-in bookshelves. (It’s a feature you see in many of the prewar Jackson Heights co-ops.)
The galley kitchen is also its own separate area, with plenty of cabinet space as well as an adjacent butler’s pantry.
By now you’re picking up that this apartment boasts loads of space. The biggest selling point, on top of that, is that there are four bedrooms — a rarity for apartments anywhere in New York. None of the bedrooms face the street, they all have courtyard views. The master bedroom, pictured above, has an ensuite bathroom, a regular closet and a walk-in closet on top of that.
Here’s a look at the final three bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as an office space. There isn’t a tiny, depressing room in the bunch! This apartment obviously has a lot going for it, which will perhaps justify a price tag that surpasses the $1 million mark. If you’d like to see it all in person there is an open house this Sunday, by appointment with the owner. Just contact them at [email protected] to set it up.
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Photos courtesy of the owner
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