Well it's finally here, The Foundry LIC, a well conceived low-rise condo with tons of outdoor space, right up the block from The Powerhouse. I had spent months stalking the property trying to lean any shred of info on it's opening, pricing, etc..Well, after much effort, I got the call, and had the opportunity to get one of my clients in within the first 24 hours of opening last week. She loved it for it's outdoor space and incredible views of Manhattan from the West side of the building. The Foundry has a more intimate, boutique feeling than it's larger neighbor The Powerhouse, yet comes with 24 hour doorman in a gorgeous double height mahogany and novella cream stone lobby, concierge and a nice array of amenities including full gym. The apartments feature the typical upscale bells and whistles- gourmet granite kitchen, spa inspired marble baths, and very pleasant over sized windows, but the real draw is an abundance of outdoor space. We are not talking mere terraces here, units on the 1st and 4th floors tout private roof decks and terraces of 400+ square feet. The units on the 4th floor with roof decks also have expansive views to the South and West. If you are not one of those that want to pay for the outdoor space, don't fret, there is a huge shared and landscaped deck on the 2nd floor (my guess over 6000sf). 685 sf 1 beds without outdoor space start in the upper $400's, with large deck from the low $600's and 2 bedrooms with outdoor space start in the mid-$700's. Prices average mainly in the $700-$800psf range. The project is developed by Eckstein and sales are being handled by Orren Azani of Elliman. All things considered, the Foundry is a solid choice for living in LIC and should be strongly considered if you are looking in the area.
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