A series of interlocking glassy cubes, CORTE at 21-30 44th Drive is one of Long Island City’s most striking new developments. A tinted glass skin creates a sense of sleek elegance while a roof deck crowns the design. A sophisticated lobby features an exposed wooden ceiling and a customized reception desk, reflecting a collaboration between Argentinian architect Dieguez Fridman and the New York-based firm of Beyer Blinder Belle.
Featuring two bedrooms and two baths, apartment No. 4D’s foyer opens into a large light-flooded combination living/dining room with a spacious and open kitchen. A master bedroom incorporates a full bath with luxurious finishes and a walk-in closet; a second bedroom comes with ample closet space. Hardwood floors, dishwasher, in-unit laundry, centralized heating and cooling and stainless steel appliances complement the clean lines of the architecture.
In addition to a roof deck, CORTE’s amenities include a lounge, 24-hour doorman, fitness center and children’s playroom. Parking is available for sale.
Long Island City’s Hunter’s Point neighborhood is a mix of high rise and low-scale construction, ranging from converted warehouses to new builds to tree-lined blocks of row houses. CORTE is adjacent to one of Queens’ major commuter hubs, with the E/M and 7 trains nearby, making Midtown Manhattan and Grand Central a 15-minute commute by either one.
The district’s varied attractions include the world-famous MoMA PS1 while the nearby Murray Playground gives families a chance to exercise amid green space.
The apartment has more than 1,200 square feet of space and is asking $1.575 million. Kayla Lee and Juan C. Castellanos at Modern Spaces have the listing.