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Massive 7BR Jackson Heights Home In Contract for Just Under $1.6 Million

By Katie Honan | January 20, 2015 7:36am
 The home is in contract for "slightly less" than asking price, the agent said. 
Jackson Heights Home Listed for $1.6 Million Is Under Contract, Agent Says
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JACKSON HEIGHTS — A massive single-family home with seven bedrooms is in contract for more than $1 million, according to its real estate agent.

The more than 3,000-square-foot house on 75th Street, near 37th Road, is down the street from the 74th Street subway station and boasts three bathrooms spaced out on two floors — including a "parlour floor" with an office, living room and sitting room.

The home's second floor holds its kitchen and dining room, in addition to the master bedroom, another living room and a den. The basement has two "rec rooms" and large space for laundry and storage, according to the listing.

It also touts the building's private driveway with room for multiple cars.

Agent Abe Botha of Douglas Elliman said they are currently in contract for "slightly less" than the listing price of $1.6 million, but could not say exactly how much until they closed on the property, owned by a doctor and once used for medical offices.

"We are scheduled to close sometime towards the end of January," he said.

The $1.6 million listing would break real estate records in Jackson Heights, which has continued to see home and apartment sale prices spike in recent years.

Last year, a 1920s two-family house outside the neighborhood's historic district sold for $990,000, according to broker Daniel Karatzas, with Beaudoin Realty Group, who also analyzes real estate in Jackson Heights. 

In 2013, a semi-detached single-family home sold for $940,000 after listing at $979,000, he said.

Apartment sales also continued to rise, Karatzas said. A seven-room home at the Towers sold for $915,000 and a seven-room apartment in the Chateau sold for $805,000 in 2014.

The buyer for the 75th Street home is local to Jackson Heights, according to Botha, who said he wasn't aware what the owner had planned for the decades-old building once the deal is done.

It is zoned as R5, which allows for "higher density" than other zoning, according to the listing, which calls it an "exciting investment opportunity."

Karatzas said it's rare to find a home that size that has remained for single-family use.

The home, likely built in the 1920s, is owned by Dr. Boris Krynski, who had used the three-story brick building as a medical office with his wife, Dr. Luba Krynski. 

Both were general practitioners in Jackson Heights, and Boris Krynski also had an affiliation with New York Hospital in Flushing.

Luba Krynski died in 2009, according to reports.