The Rowan, at 21-21 31st Street in Astoria, Queens, has received its TCO, with closings looming. DXA Studio is the designer of the residential development, which produces a total of 46 residences, and is among the most recent construction projects that have emerged in the neighborhood in recent years. RockFarmer Properties is the developer of the building and Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is responsible for the sale and marketing of one to three bedroom condominiums. There are only four units available for sale, including a three-bedroom duplex measuring 1,856 square feet with 1,057 square feet of outdoor space, asking for $ 2,549,000; and two three-bedroom penthouses with their own outdoor space. The Rowan is sold at over 85 percent, with a recent penthouse sale setting a new record for the highest price per square foot paid for a three-bedroom condominium in the neighborhood.
“Exceeding 85% of sales and securing a TCO carries a lot of leverage for buyers and translates into better financing opportunities as banks understand the building will be completed on time with substantial sales in place,” said Stephen Kliegerman , president of Brown Harris Stevens Development. Marketing. “RockFarmer decided to create a totally new offering at Astoria, one that really met the demand of buyers looking for a highly appointed building with outdoor space and a great location. It’s exciting to see buyers reacting so strongly to building as we approach the home stretch of sales.
Condominiums range from 425 to 1,857 square feet and asking prices between $ 789,000 and $ 2,549,000. Half of the accommodations have their own outdoor terrace.
Exterior renderings depict the Rowan with a warm colored brick facade and a grid of glass windows. There are tree-lined sidewalks in front of the ground floor and the main entrance. Residents enter through a lush green alley that brings people, and lots of sun, to the Sensory Garden which features a great botanical variety of flowers and shrubs, and a water feature.
All residences have been meticulously designed with high end finishes including custom seven inch wide white oak flooring, ceiling heights of nine and a half feet and above, oversized European style casement windows with double glazing energy efficient, a Daikin multizone heating and cooling system and a video intercom system. The kitchens are equipped with Ceppo Di Gre marble island countertops, a Caesarstone countertop and backsplash in raw concrete, lacquered cabinets in light walnut and gray by Alno Kitchens, a sink stainless steel undercounter with a Hansgrohe polished chrome faucet and Miele appliances such as a built-in refrigerator with bottom drawer freezer, gas hob, wall oven and built-in dishwasher. Miele Speed ovens, custom pantries and undercounter wine refrigerators are available in select residences. Fifty percent of residences have private outdoor space, while some units have private outdoor decks with views of the Manhattan skyline.
Meanwhile, the master bathrooms have Pelle Grigio marble wall tiles and gray basalt stone flooring, custom vanities, glass-enclosed shower with gray basalt stone, accent wall and light cornice, vanity area. ‘Light walnut inspired with a polished Pelle Grigio marble countertop, a Lacava sink vanity with chrome Dornbracht fixtures and mirrored medicine cabinets with integrated vanity lighting.
Secondary bathrooms feature Progetto matte white ceramic wall tiles, Strada rain porcelain floor and wall tiles, Alcove tubs, light walnut-inspired vanity with white quartz countertop mat, a Kohler sink with fixture and fittings in Dornbracht polished chrome and a mirrored medicine. cabinet with integrated vanity lighting. Toto toilets can be found in all bathrooms. The powder rooms have Bianco Carrara bamboo marble walls, Strada Wind porcelain floor tiles, a Bianco Carrara marble countertop with a Kohler sink and chrome Dornbracht faucet, and a Niche Solitaire pendant light.
The Rowan’s facilities include: a glass lobby with a part-time attendant and virtual concierge; The Sensory Garden offering a zen and green getaway; an indoor-outdoor residential living room with bartender’s kitchen, communal table, blackened steel bookcase wall and custom lighting; a playroom for children; a musical practice room; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a landscaped roof terrace with a BBQ station; a unique automated parking system; a pet spa; WiFi in all leisure areas, and bicycle storage. Secure private storage and rooftop cabins are available for purchase. Occupants are surrounded by a plethora of dining options, local museums and shops, community gardens, and parks with dog trails.
The N and W Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard station is located one block south of The Rowan, providing residents with a quick 15-minute commute to Manhattan.
A sales gallery for The Rowan is located at 29-21 21st Avenue with model residences available by appointment.
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