In March, we learned that self-made Greek taxi mogul Basil Messados was looking to set the record for most expensive single-family home ever sold in Queens, listing his Long Island City penthouse at 46-30 Center Boulevard for $5.4 million. Now, the Daily News reports that exactly six months later, Messados has taken the title, accepting a cash offer for an undisclosed amount. He purchased the three-bedroom apartment in 2009 for just $2.5 million, using it as a crash pad for Greek visitors who got to enjoy the home’s expansive wraparound terrace, exquisite dark wood floors, and cathedral ceilings.
As we noted previously:
The sprawling living room comes complete with a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling all-glass windows, and sliding doors that lead to the terrace with views of the East River and Manhattan. Next to the dining room is the large windowed kitchen, which comes fully equipped with high-end appliances, extra-large triple-lacquered wood cabinets, Italian granite counter tops, and contemporary stainless steel fixtures. Down the hallway is the master bedroom with its walk-in closet and en-suite, spa-inspired bathroom, which also has access to the terrace. There are two additional bedrooms as well as two other full baths.
The listing agent declined to tell the Daily News exactly how much the cash offer was, but she did assure the paper that it smashes the previous record holder, another unit in the same building that sold for a significantly lower $3.35 million in 2013. Also, according to the News, “The buyers worked out a unique deal with Messados and have already moved into the apartment…Julian declined to identify them, saying only that he is a prominent CEO and she works in the fashion industry.”
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