A beautifully renovated zipper factory, the Zipper Building at 5-33 48th Avenue is a 41-unit condominium that preserves the architectural fabric of early 20th century Long Island City and takes advantage of the building’s lofty interior proportions and vast windows, hallmarks of classic industrial design. The results are a stylish balance of luxurious amenities and pared-down chic.
Apartment 4D is a two bedroom, two bath with home office that features open plan living, wood floors, lofty ceiling heights and casement windows. The bright, airy living room provides clear proportions and clean lines with plenty of natural light.
Marble countertops and wood cabinetry join top-of-the-line appliances in the kitchen while a spa-inspired master bath boasts Carrara tiling, matte fixtures and a custom wood vanity. The second bathroom has porcelain tile floors and beveled white subway tile walls. A washer/dryer and ample closet space are provided.
The building’s amenities include a fitness center, a residents’ lounge with an outdoor terrace, and a cheerful children’s playroom. Parking, dedicated private cellar storage, a part-time doorman and virtual doorman are also included.
Long Island City’s restaurants, cafes and cultural centers are framed by the renovated waterfront, which offers green space, hiking and biking trails and spectacular views of Midtown Manhattan. The 7 Train is nearby, making for a quick commute to Grand Central.
The ask is $1.36 million; Kayla Lee at Modern Spaces has the listing.