Astoria Lights unveils set of newly-renovated residences
By Loulou Chryssides
Astoria Lights is set to launch its second set of newly-renovated homes, transforming formerly dated pre-war residences to sleek spaces with a classic charm. The project is being spearheaded by New York City-based developer, RockFarmer Properties. Originally built in 1929, the second set of the Astoria Lights project now has 38 renovated residences, ranging from one-bedrooms to four-bedroom co-op apartments.
“Astoria and surrounding neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Sunnyside are dominated by these beautiful pre-war buildings that have great bones but unfortunately haven’t been upgraded or amenitized… at Astoria Lights we recognized the opportunity to breathe new life in to a building that already features great layouts and an incredible location by renovating each home with today’s top-of-the-line finishes and appliances and adding the amenities you see in most new construction developments. We are really meeting the market and what today’s buyers are looking for” said George Michelis, Managing Principal of RockFarmer Properties.
Astoria Lights comprises the four addresses of 24-39, 24-51, 24-65 and 24-75 38th St. Its developer, RockFarmer Properties has curated the finest in-class amenities for residents, such as a fully outfitted co-working lounge complete with a conference room, a Kid’s Zone playroom, pet-grooming center, Sky Deck, fitness center, laundry room, package center, and landscaped courtyard with multiple barbecue stations and a dining area.
“RockFarmer is excited about this new phase of construction at Astoria Lights. With so many options available, we know that buyers will make their purchasing decisions based on what sets these homes apart from the competition. The amenity package at Astoria Lights stands out from nearly everything in Astoria—and is available at an incredible value compared to “new” buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens” said John Petras, Managing Principal of RockFarmer Properties.
Renovations are currently underway for the expected completion of the second phase of Astoria Lights in 2020. A sales gallery and model residence have recently opened on site, and pricing for homes at Astoria Lights begin at $475,000. With over 3,000 individuals having toured the property in 2014 for the initial phase of completion, RockFarmer Properties anticipates an even stronger demand this time around.