Introducing The Rowan, Astoria’s newest luxury condominium building
By Loulou Chryssides
As is the case with many neighborhoods throughout New York City, Astoria is changing. With more and more buildings being constructed around town, The Rowan is the newest luxury building, located at 21-21 31st St., with sales anticipated to begin launching in Fall 2019 and estimated completion in 2020.
So, what makes The Rowan different? The building, launched by New York City-based RockFarmer Properties and designed by DXA Studio, also based in NYC, will be comprised of 46 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom residences. The size of the residences will start at 425 sq. ft. and range to 1,857 sq. ft. As for the price? Approximately $495,000-$2,150,000. As well as residencies, The Rowan will contain a lobby and sensory garden. Additionally, The Rowan will feature approximately 22,000 sq. ft. of commercial retail space fit for boutiques, restaurants/cafes, and other service retailers.
“With The Rowan, we are creating a product that hasn’t existed in Astoria—a modern, thoughtfully designed condominium building that has all the high-end finishes and amenities you see across the city…As a Queens-based developer that knows the borough incredibly well, we believe The Rowan will speak to an underserved buyer in the area looking for new construction in one of New York City’s best neighborhoods” said John Petras, Managing Principal of RockFarmer Properties.
The Rowan will also feature a first for Queens, a fully-automated parking garage which will use AI to deliver residents’ cars to them within a few minutes. The building will also boast, in addition to a virtual concierge, a fitness center, an indoor/outdoor resident’s lounge with kitchenette, a dining area & library with direct access to the building’s sensory garden, a children’s playroom, a soundproof music practice room, a pet spa, a package room, and storage/space for bicycles.
For those interested in learning more about The Rowan, RockFarmer Properties have created a website. Additionally, this fall, The Rowan has plans to open a sales gallery in which prospective buyers can preview a 3-D model of the building, complete with living rooms, bathrooms, and a built-out kitchen.