A pleasantly understated take on casual modern living, 31-19 37th Avenue is one of the latest additions to Long Island City’s ever-growing apartment development. Containing 10 units, the building has a plum-red brick façade that echoes that of the original industrial lofts that line nearby blocks. The interiors are warm and inviting, making the most of space and light for one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Unit 2B is a two-bedroom, two-bath with big windows and a graceful flow of living space. The foyer enters upon a great room whose focal point is floor to ceiling windows overlooking the neighborhood.
The open kitchen is tucked away in a windowed nook. As in all units, the sleek, function-oriented kitchen is finished with Bosch refrigerator, Frigidaire range and microwave and a Whirlpool dishwasher.
The two bedrooms are ample and boast large windows. The bathrooms have marble finishes and elegant fixtures.
There are six closets in the unit, including one with a washer/dryer. The building features a roof deck and generous storage space.
The neighborhood is a rapidly evolving center for professionals with plenty of urban grit balanced by a vital mix of museums and cultural centers, including MoMA PS1, Museum of the Moving Image, the Noguchi Museum and the Fisher Landau Center for Art. Markets and shops line 36th Avenue, a block away, while Midtown Manhattan is easily accessible via the E, M, R, N and W subway lines.
Listed by Mary Torres and Janet James of Modern Spaces, the home is asking $875,000. It has a 421-a tax abatement; monthly common charges are $646 and taxes are $473.