New to market comes this three-unit townhouse at 25-92 36th Street in northern Astoria, which architect Jorge Bosch purchased back in 2007 for $1.2 million. After renovating the owner's duplex, he is now listing it for a whopping $2 million even. And what will that high price will get you in this not-so-expensive neighborhood? The owner's duplex comes fully renovated by Bosch himself, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal dining room, and two living rooms, plus a back patio with stairs leading down to a yard. That green space? It's been tricked out. As per the brokerbabble: "As a nod to conservation, the courtyard features planters that feed directly from a rain water storage system." While that move appears to be in good taste, the undeniably tacky decor that shines through in the listing photos is mostly definitely not. Plus, the facade has been restyled as "modern," which we're taking to mean... ugly?
There are also, as the photos show, two rental units on the second and third floors, each a 1,250-square-foot 2BR/1BA with an eat-in kitchen, large closets, and a street-facing terrace. The Keller Williams brokerbabble says, "They are currently rented on a month to month basis and even though they are in original condition and not renovated as the owner's duplex, they can be rented for $3,000/each." Really? Unrenovated? Even if the rent does include use of the outdoor space and parking. Unfortunately, no floorplans were provided to help us demystify the ambitious asking price.
It's odd because Bosch, whose his official website doesn't work, is tasked with restoring a beauty: the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. We must say, we expected better from a $2 million listing in Queens.
· Listing: 25-92 36th Street [StreetEasy]
· Virtual Tour: 25-92 36th Street [YouTube via Keller Williams]
· All Tuesday Townhouse posts [Curbed]