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The penthouse has an enormous terrace
The Queens real estate market is hot — but is it this hot?
Self-made Greek taxi mogul Basil Messados has listed his Long Island City penthouse for a jaw-dropping $5.4 million, after buying it for just $2.5 million in 2009, the Daily News has learned.
If it sells for that ambitious price, it would be the most expensive single-family home ever sold in Queens, beating out the current record $3.35 million price paid for a another Long Island City condo last year.
“Someone had to do it,” said listing broker Silvette Julian of putting such a big asking price on the unit. “This is a really unique penthouse.”
The property, at 46-30 Center Blvd., has three bedrooms, a massive wraparound terrace, cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling all-glass windows, a dining room and dark wood floors.
The high-rise tower has a full-time doorman and comes with free membership to a health club with a lap pool, gym, sauna and spa.
Messados rarely used the apartment but it served as a crash pad for guests coming in from Greece, Julian said.
Meanwhile, the median price for a Queens apartment came in at $430,000 in the fourth quarter of last year, a 15% jump in just 12 months, according to a recent report.