A pre-war apartment complex in Jackson Heights, Queens is coming back to life. It’s the six-building development known as Washington Plaza, and with sales having started on Monday, we have a first look at its co-op residences.
The complex has 190 units, but only 53 have been put on the market so far. They range from one-bedrooms averaging 900 square feet and starting at $374,000 to two-bedrooms averaging about 1,100 square feet and starting at $560,150 and three-bedrooms averaging over 1,500 square feet and starting at $929,050. There is also an 1,850-square-foot penthouse unit, with a view of Manhattan.
Some of the units have nearly nine-foot ceilings and all of them have archways and plaster moldings, plus hardwood floors and large closets, some of which are walk-ins.
After passing a gatehouse, all of the six-story buildings have their own lobbies, but a common basement, the exterior garden, and the roof connect all of them. The complex itself was originally designed in the 1920s by Sylvan Bien, who designed the Upper East Side’s Carlyle Hotel. Of course, it has been brought into the 21st century with stainless steel equipment, on-site laundry and fitness facilities, and residences pre-wired for cable and internet.
“We are creating homes that capture the historical grace and charm of Jackson Heights while incorporating features that reflect a contemporary lifestyle,” said Marilyn Sollar, director of sales and leasing for developer Delta Management LLC.
At 73-12 35th Avenue, it is less than a 10-minute walk from either the 7 train or the M and R trains.
Occupancy is expected this summer.