Perched atop the enchanted Valeria Arms building, this gracious 2BR co-op is a lovely find.
Perched atop the enchanted Valeria Arms building, this voluminous 2-bedroom co-op offers gracious flow, well-proportioned rooms, pre-war details, natural light, nine-foot ceilings, new soundproof windows, and ample closet space (six in total). Enter through the gallery with an oversized coat closet and foyer area that doubles as an office into the open-concept kitchen that has been thoughtfully renovated with a stunning custom-built Hudson Valley cherry wood center island that is also used as a dining table for six, shaker-style cabinets with clever integrated storage, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a microwave and dishwasher. The inviting living area boasts three southwest-facing windows with open views of verdant trees and storybook architecture, not to mention sensational sunsets. Both bedrooms are exceptionally generous in size (large enough to accommodate king-size beds and additional furniture) and have two exposures. The bathroom has been tastefully remodeled and expanded with a new vanity, new tiling, and linen closet with a portable washing machine. Throughout the home, there are lovely original inlaid hardwood floors and plaster moldings.
Constructed in 1929, the fastidiously-maintained Tudor Revival welcomes you with a quaint, landscaped entryway straight out of a fairytale. Amenities include an elevator, common laundry facilities, complimentary bicycle storage, and a shared courtyard where residents are encouraged to garden, barbecue, and relax. There is also a live-in super. Cats are welcome.
The property is set in the heart of the vibrant Forest Hills community on a quiet, leafy stretch of Austin Street with shopping, international dining, and transportation, including the E/F at Union Turnpike and the LIRR at Kew Gardens, right at your fingertips. Nearby recreational facilities include the Community House (replete with an indoor pool and classes and activities for the entire family), the prestigious West Side Tennis Club, Flushing Meadows Park, and several neighborhood parks and playgrounds. World-class institutions and attractions within a short ride are plentiful and include Citi Field, Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Queens Zoo, Queens Museum, New York Hall of Science, and the Queens Botanical Garden. As well, access to major highways is convenient. Current zoning is for PS 101 within District 28.