Search no more, here’s your bright and cheery studio in Queens. The Penelope is a classic NYC apartment building, born in 1927 and converted to condos in 2016. This light-filled unit was part of that renovation process, merging the spirit of the Roaring 20s with new modern conveniences.
Stepping through the front door, you’ll immediately notice the depth of the hallway and the high ceilings. There’s plenty of storage space, as evidenced by a front closet with new door and hardware. Original parquet hardwood floors bordered by delightful inlay have been lovingly restored. Tall windows invite the sunshine in, there’s overhead lighting throughout the residence as well. The spacious main living space also includes a large twin-door closet. You’ll find new wiring and fixtures throughout.
To the right of the living area is a wonderful, open eat-in kitchen. A tall window allows plenty of natural light into this sublime cooking/dining space with its indigo/gray tile floors. White granite counters, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, chic white cabinets and white brick-tile backsplashes add to the airy allure.
The cute bathroom has also been updated with a white granite-topped sink and base cabinet, exquisite full-height white brick tiles for each wall, flooring that matches the kitchen, and a soaking tub with hand-held shower attachment. A deep-set window plus overhead lighting completes the picture.
The Penelope is in the Woodside neighborhood of Queens, a place steeped in fascinating backstories. Known as “Irishtown” around the turn of the century, Woodside is where director Francis Ford Coppala grew up. Local vibes and flavors are all around you, from the dog-friendly Doughboy Plaza and Windmuller Park to quintessential bars and eateries like Saints & Sinners, Donovan’s Pub, and The Woodlot.
The 7 train and LIRR Woodside Station is a block from the Penelope. You’ll also be just five blocks from the E, M and R trains.