RockFarmer Properties is pleased to announce that closings have commenced at The Rowan, Astoria’s most luxurious new ground up condominium, as the building welcomes its first new residents.
“Buyers in today’s market are looking for move-in ready developments offering more space and value without sacrificing key services, finishes and amenities; The Rowan checks all the boxes,” said Stephen Kliegerman, President of Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing, the exclusive marketing and sales firm for The Rowan. “With only a few remaining homes available for sale, we expect the final units to sell quickly given the high levels of interest we’re seeing week over week.”
Only three homes at The Rowan remain available for purchase, including Penthouse A, a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath penthouse with a 247-square-foot terrace; Penthouse B, a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath penthouse with a 492-square-foot rooftop terrace; and residence 2D, three-bedroom, three-bath residence that features an expansive 1,434-square-foot terrace asking $1,995,000; respectively.
“Achieving nearly 95 percent sold despite launching sales as the pandemic began is no small feat—and is a true testament to the strength of our marketing and sales team and the many amazing brokers we had the pleasure of working with,” said John Petras, Managing Principal of RockFarmer Properties. “As residents begin moving in, we’re excited to begin planning phase two of this incredible development to complete the site—it’s bittersweet.”
The Rowan comprises 46 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences ranging in size from approximately 425 to 1,857 square feet. The DXA Studio-designed condominium, where 50 percent of units feature outdoor space, has set two new records for the highest price paid for a two-bedroom condominium unit in the neighborhood.
The Rowan features a number of thoughtfully designed amenities including a fitness center; indoor/outdoor resident’s lounge with kitchenette, dining area and library with direct access to the building’s sensory garden; engaging children’s playroom; soundproof music room; pet spa; package room, and bicycle and storage spaces. Residents will be able to enjoy an expansive landscaped roof deck offering sweeping views of Manhattan that features an outdoor kitchen with a BBQ station, relaxation and dining areas, and private cabanas. The Rowan will also feature a part-time attended lobby, a fully automated parking garage, a virtual concierge and dedicated building staff.
The Rowan is located just 15 minutes from Manhattan in the heart of Astoria’s Ditmars neighborhood on 31st Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue near many of the area’s best schools, restaurants, shops, entertainment, and nightlife. The Rowan also enjoys close proximity to Astoria Park and offers convenient transportation options including the N and W subway lines and close access to the East River Ferry, BQE, Grand Central Parkway, RFK Bridge and LaGuardia Airport.