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.
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.
Known as The View at East Coast, the condominium was designed by the renowned firm Handel Architects. The amenities are plenty, but do you think it warrants the potentially record-setting price tag?
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