Welcome back to The Six-Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline.
When the Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909, the area that would become Jackson Heights was so rural that Mayor William J. Gaynor referred to it as the “cornfields of Queens.” That changed as the neighborhood gave way to the first Garden City in the country. (Read more on that here.)
The Garden City movement brought low-rise, low-density buildings to the area where city-dwellers were supposed to be able to get back in touch with nature, a housing model that still characterizes Jackson Heights today.
The Elbertson Apartments at 79-15 35th Avenue were built on the Garden City model between 1936 and 1937, offering tenants fairly sizable living spaces. Good news: The apartments are just as idyllic today. A two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the building just hit the market for $730,000.
The apartment still retains tons of prewar charm in its hardwood floors and moldings, but has been updated for modern life with a Miele dishwasher, a custom stainless steel backsplash, black Caeserstone countertops, and an updated but still classic bathroom. The apartment looks onto the gardens of the adjacent Elm Court co-ops.
The apartment, 4C, is on the market with Ryan and Stephanie McNeil of Filo Real Estate Group.
- Listing: 79-15 35th Avenue 4C [Filo Real Estate via StreetEasy]
- The transformation of Jackson Heights [Curbed]
- The Six-Digit Club archives [Curbed]