Feb. 8, 2016 By Michael Florio
A two-family house on 21st Avenue just broke records with a $2 million sale, according to a local real estate firm.
The house, located at 48-07 21st Ave., sold for $2 million on Feb. 1, according to NY Space Finders realtor Luca DiCiero, who closed the deal.
The sale is an Astoria record for a two-family house without buildable rights, DiCiero said.
“This property can only be a two-family house, it cannot be developed,” he explained.
In past years, two-family houses have sold in Astoria at prices ranging from $1.2 million to $1.4 million, but none approached $2 million, according to NY Space Finders.
The house, which is roughly four years old, is equipped with the latest amenities. The ground floor and basement living space have a home theater with a 110-inch screen and surround sound, a custom bar and poker table. The second floor, which serves as a three-bedroom apartment, comes with stainless steel appliances and stone counter tops in the kitchen.
Other house features include a two-car garage, large windows and a freestanding Jacuzzi tub .
DiCicero said he believes this record sale marks a change in the real estate landscape in Astoria going forward.
“I think the prices are going to continue to be on the rise,” he said. “Today this number is a record but I think it will one day be the norm.”
“People appreciated the quality of the neighborhood and all it has to offer,” he added.
He also expects more houses to have these high-end amenities installed before they hit he market.
“Years ago an amenity was a dish washer,” he said. “Now you need everything to be state of the art to be competitive.”