This well-designed, modern space in Long Island City sits atop an eight-story building that pays homage to the nautical history of the surrounding neighborhood. Situated on 44th Drive in the midst of the Long Island City real estate renaissance, The Decker is named for the W.O. Decker, a tugboat operated by the Newtown Creek Towing Company.
The apartment has great views of the surrounding area and Manhattan skyline. The living space is open plan and the spacious great room opens onto a terrace.
The kitchen has been designed with generous cabinet space and has stainless steel Bosch appliances.
There is 4-inch-wide oak flooring throughout the unit, as well as a dedicated HVAC system — a standard feature in all the units in The Decker.
The master bedrooms has a large walk-in closet and a luxurious bathroom; the second bathroom is adjacent to the second bedroom, and there is a washer/dryer in the hall. Both of the bathrooms have Grohe and Kohler fixtures.
There is ample storage space in the home, with five closets in all, including a large hall closet for coats and a windowed walk-in closet big enough to be used as a dressing room.
Not unlike the neighborhood, the building offers a mix of functionality and aesthetics. Accents throughout The Decker are wood and steel, in keeping with the nautical theme and the Long Island City surroundings. Resident enjoy amenities such as the well-appointed lounge, an outdoor “backyard” space complete with barbecue grills and furnishings, a recreation room with a pool table, and a fitness center.
Local attractions in the surrounding neighborhood include MoMA PS1 and the Gantry Plaza State Park, a riverside refuge with playgrounds, fishing piers and running paths. Some of the best cuisine in the city can be had at nearby Michelin-rated restaurants Casa Enrique and M. Wells Steakhouse or one can choose a fast meal or quick cup of coffee at a nearby café. Transportation to Manhattan is plentiful, fast and convenient.
Listed by Carlos Simoes and Mary Beth McGill of Modern Spaces, the home is asking $1.335 million. Monthly taxes are $1,023 and common charges are $748.