BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Jackson Heights’ redevelopment of Washington Plaza, whose sales launched in May of 2016 for 53 one- through four-bedroom apartments, has not only begun its occupancy but over 75 percent of the prospective residency owners are currently in contract.
“We are very pleased with the pace of sales,” said Yael Goldman, head of sales at Washington Plaza and licensed associate real estate broker with Nu-Place Realty, which is the exclusive sales agent. “In six months, we have sold most of our initial inventory as well as additional apartments that have become available. Buyers realize, quite simply, that the location, space, quality of workmanship and value cannot be topped.”
The Art Deco prewar garden apartment complex being developed into a luxury cooperative community is located at 73-12 35th Ave. New residents will enjoy redesigned apartments, as well as new and refurbished amenities.
“With one-bedroom homes averaging 900 square feet, other layouts of up to 1,800 square feet, and prewar details like high ceilings, crown moldings and archways, we think people have collectively taken a breath of fresh air when they visit us at Washington Plaza,” said Goldman. “Whether coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, people have quickly realized the value they get when they buy at Washington Plaza, and that the opportunity won’t be around forever.”
Delta Management LLC, managing agent for the sponsor entities, is redesigning homes in the 190-unit, six-building complex surrounding a serene and private landscaped garden with a pond, seating area, cascading fountain and gatehouse attended at key hours daily.
“We’ve been thoughtful and meticulous in our renovation, maintaining the scale of the original residences and replicating many original details,” said Marilyn Sollar, director of sales and leasing for Delta Management LLC, managing agent for the sponsor entities. “Where possible, archways, raised kitchens, dining areas and crown moldings were restored, and more closet space and larger living and dining spaces were created by better utilizing the square footage. We are truly proud of the result, and believe the swift sales are a testament to buyers’ appreciation of the sheer space, architecture and location we offer.”
Each residence features a kitchen with Italian soft-close lacquered ash wood cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops and top-of-the-line Fridigaire Gallery appliances, including a 36-inch side by side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser, self cleaning gas range with convection oven, microwave oven, dishwasher and Kohler under-mount sink with Grohe faucet. Baths are accented by Kohler pedestal sinks, Grohe Grandera faucets and lighting by Restoration Hardware and George Kovacs. Three- and four-bedroom residences have washer/dryer hookups. All residences are prewired for cable and Internet. Like many buildings of its era, most kitchens and baths are windowed.
Currently available are one-bedroom residences, which range in size from 698 square feet to 916 square feet and are priced from $395,000; two-bedroom residences, which range in size from 1,005 square feet to 1,171 square feet and are priced from $595,000; three-bedroom residences, which range in size from 1,518 square feet to 1,849 square feet and are priced from $915,000; and the four-bedroom residence, which is 1,850 square feet and priced at $1,114,000.
Washington Plaza’s six buildings each feature their own lobby and apartment wing. They are all connected by a common basement and roof. A Greek-key geometric pattern, a motif emblematic of the Art Deco era, can be found running along the façade and above each lobby entrance. Delta Management LLC will be redesigning the gatehouse; renovating all lobbies, elevators and hallways; adding a fitness center; and updating the laundry facilities.
Jackson Heights, America’s first co-op garden community, is a neighborhood robust with restaurants, shopping and nightlife that highlight the area’s rich cultural diversity. Washington Plaza is conveniently located less than 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Nearby residents will find the elevated 7 train along Roosevelt Avenue and the E, F, M and R subway lines at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station.
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