RockFarmer Properties is readying for the second phase of Astoria Lights, a redevelopment of a 20s-era property in Astoria, Queens. Originally constructed in 1929, RockFarmer began the first phase of the conversion of in 2014, which introduced 57 co-op apartments. Phase two of the development will include an additional 38 units that are on track to launch in 2020. With completion just one year away, developers have unveiled a sales gallery and model residence with pricing beginning at $475,000.
“Astoria and surrounding neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Sunnyside are dominated by these beautiful pre-war buildings that have great bones, but unfortunately haven’t been upgraded or amenitized,” said George Michelis, a managing principal of RockFarmer Properties. “At Astoria Lights, we recognized the opportunity to breathe new life in to a building that already features great layouts and an incredible location by renovating each home with today’s top-of-the-line finishes and appliances and adding the amenities you see in most new construction developments.”
Astoria Lights is comprised of four distinct buildings located at 24-39, 24-51, 24-65, and 24-75 38th Street. Each building contains a mix of multi-level apartments, loft-style homes, and townhouse residences. Interiors for the second phase of the development will include entry spans measuring 8 feet tall, chevron oakwood flooring with mahogany borders, furnished fixtures and appliances, and in-unit washer and dryer hook-ups.
Amenity spaces include a coworking lounge, private conference areas, communal lounge area, a landscaped roof deck with cabanas and a Zen garden, a children’s playroom, pet grooming stations, package storage, and a courtyard area with outdoor hammocks, recreation facilities, BBQ stations, and communal seating.
“RockFarmer is excited about this new phase of construction at Astoria Lights,” said John Petras, a managing principal of RockFarmer Properties. “With so many options available, we know that buyers will make their purchasing decisions based on what sets these homes apart from the competition. The amenity package at Astoria Lights stands out from nearly everything in Astoria, and is available at an incredible value compared to ‘new’ buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.”