38-06 28th Street, Queens, New York, NY 11101
3 Stories 1890 Built
Welcome to The Firehouse: Long Island City's Premier Private Residence.
The Firehouse is a 25×52 long Federal-style mixed-use former firehouse, built in 1848 for horse-drawn vehicles and reimagined by LA architect Rick Corsini. This timeless and tasteful renovation was designed for entertaining and includes 3 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, double-height 17-foot vaulted ceilings in the dining/open kitchen area, a home office/library, garden, terrace, garage, and an elevator with access to all floors. About 1,100 square feet of terrace and lush garden space combines with approximately 4.600 square feet of interior space. It has an elegant interior that mixes The Firehouse's 19th-century beginnings with a modern, open design filled with light.
Currently, The Firehouse is set up as a legal two-family with a spacious garden apartment on the ground floor. Keep the ground floor space (with 12-foot ceilings and a 700+ square foot garden courtyard) as a income-producing rental, convert it to a gorgeous work space for yourself or use it as an extension of your already-ample living space-the decision is entirely up to you. The building's permitted mixed-use zoning means that you can expand the living area or run a business downstairs of your home if you wish. For those who would like to expand, the Firehouse comes with almost 3,800 additional square feet of development rights.
The second floor consists of a generous master suite complete with a home office or library, as well as a large walk-in closet and master bath featuring radiant heat limestone floors and Toto toilets, both of which are present in all of the home's bathrooms. A white marble and limestone guest bathroom sits off the hallway to the open kitchen. The magnificent dining area impresses with vaulted 17' ceilings and a Danish-designed, RAIS wood-burning stove. The chef's kitchen includes two stainless Dacor ovens and a contiguous cooktop.
Ascending to the third floor, you are greeted by an architecturally-striking landing with eastern exposures and a skylight sitting just outside a 3rd bedroom. The masterfully-crafted main living space comes complete with sliding glass walls to the terrace, providing a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living space. The interior living space also includes a marble wet-bar, a limestone wood-burning fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator and a commercial-grade ice maker, making parties and other get-togethers easy affairs to both set up and clean up. The limestone terrace off the living room includes a gas grill and built-in hot tub. It faces west and south providing beautiful views of LIC and Manhattan in all seasons.
The basement, like every floor of the Firehouse, is accessible by elevator or stairs and provides additional recreation area, storage, work space, a full-sized laundry area, and building mechanicals.
Highlights of this Dutch Kills location include being very close to the 39th Avenue stop on the N and W trains, putting you only 2 stops two stops from Bloomingdales and 3 stops from Central Park. You'll also have easy access to the 7, E, M, F, and R trains.
Food, drink and cultural options include Dutch Kills Centraal, La Juquilla, LIC Beer Project, Brooklyn Boulders, Dutch Kills Crossfit, and Gadenpa Meditation Center. Going a little further afield, you'll find the popular M. Wells Steakhouse, Food Cellar, Moma PS1, The Noguchi Museum, and a myriad of great dining options near Court Square and the trains.
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