Think of the penthouse apartment at the top of The Decker as a crow’s nest and you have the right idea. The Decker, a boutique condominium at 21-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, pays homage to its Court Square neighborhood’s seafaring legacy. Its name comes from the Newtown Creek Towing Company’s vessel, a steam-powered 1930s tugboat named the W.O. Decker; its lobby is adorned with cage lamps and exposed wooden ceiling beams.
This apartment, however, is thoroughly docked in the modern world. The kitchen combines Italian cabinetry with Bosch appliances. The bathrooms have Grohe and Kohler fixtures.
There is a Daikin HVAC system for individual heating and cooling. And there are 4-inch oak floors throughout.
The bedrooms are spacious, with the master bedroom offering a roomy walk-in closet next to the en suite bathroom. There is a washer/dryer unit and yet another large closet just off the kitchen.
The kitchen has abundant counter and cabinet space to complement the Bosch appliances.
The penthouse offers a private terrace to take in the amazing views of the East River and Manhattan. In addition, The Decker offers a large variety of leisure and entertaining options, including a lounge, outdoor space complete with barbecue grills and furnishings, a rec room with a pool table and other amusements, and a fitness center.
The Decker is located in Long Island City, which boasts Michelin-rated restaurants Casa Enrique and M. Wells Steakhouse as well as numerous convenient cafes. Local attractions include MoMA PS1 and the Gantry Plaza State Park, a riverside refuge with playgrounds, fishing piers and running paths. Transportation to Manhattan is plentiful, fast and convenient.
Listed by Carlos Simoes and Mary Beth McGill of Modern Spaces, the home is asking $1.215 million with taxes of $921 and a monthly fee of $674.
If you’d like to see it for yourself, drop by the Decker’s pre-Superbowl Open House event at the Decker at 21-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens, Sunday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some game-day snacks, apartment tours and local beer from Fifth Hammer Brewing Co.