Modern design meets historic detail in this pre-war spacious five-room, two-bedroom, one-bathroom light drenched co-op in the much sought-after landmarked section of Jackson Heights. Thoughtfully designed by the owner architects this apartment features an open plan living room and dining room with an unusual line of five oversized windows. A gracious entryway with extra deep coat closet and architectural feature wall welcomes you and offers options for office space or a foyer bench. Original features throughout include oak parquet floors with mahogany and maple inlay, nine-foot ceilings and moldings. A working wood-burning fireplace has a recently restored original mantel, original crema Valencia marble stone surround with mosaic marble tile hearth.
The custom designed kitchen has an oversized west-facing window with garden views. The expertly planned design keeps everything at arm’s reach with ample storage space, modern custom glass and open shelving upper cabinets with oak slab-front on the bottom, built-in pantry and broom closet along with flexible space that can be used as an eat-in area. Newly installed quartz countertop provides ample counter space. Stainless steel appliances, new stainless steel sink and chrome faucet are the durable backbone of this kitchen. The floor is cork tile, a natural sustainable material that is very comfortable to stand on while being extremely hardwearing. A cleverly designed feature wall surrounds the kitchen with Ronchamp styled cut outs allows eastern and southern light in with whimsical modern adaptation.
Pass through the original glass French door that leads you to the bathroom and ample sized bedrooms. The windowed bathroom has includes chrome fixtures and ceramic tile all in great condition. The bedrooms feature nice size closets and large windows with western exposures that flood the rooms with all day daylight and overlook the rear garden.
Laburnum Court is one of Jackson Heights’ premier historically landmarked buildings with a friendly park-like garden filled with greenery and seating areas. Built in the early 1920s by architect George H. Wells, this beautiful red brick and stone trim, neo-Georgian elevator cooperative features a lovely central landscaped garden and wood-burning fireplaces in every unit. Laundry, bike and private storage (waiting list) are in the basement. There is a live-in superintendent. Cats are okay, no dogs. The building is moments away from the 37th Avenue shopping corridor and close to all trains including the 7 on 82nd Street.