21-26 81st Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370
This property is the exclusive listing of Vasilis Kokoris at Compass. Located in the heart of one of the sought-after parts of Queens, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath masterpiece recently underwent a full gut renovation, making it one of the neighborhood’s largest and most sought-after properties. The home’s many upgrades and additions are immediately apparent, from the modern, lighter-colored brick on the exterior to the bluestone window sills and stairs with high-end, in-laid Versace emblems that draw the eye as you walk inside. Many of the home’s most notable and standout pieces are sourced from the flagship Versace store on 5th ave, as well as the boutique on Madison Ave, including the platinum-plated fireplace, wall sconces, bathroom fixtures, metal railing, and the front door medallion. The classic vitrine in the dining room was sourced from the Versace boutique store on Madison Ave.) Other subtle, yet luxurious details include white oak, maple, and ebonized hardwood flooring and Lualdi doors throughout, triple pane casement windows, a sturdy copper front door, and recessed Lutron LED lighting.
Thanks to the expansive, open-concept floorplan—one that makes the most of its unique, 48-foot depth on all floors (among the largest in the area)—the home easily accommodates a spacious dining room with an adjacent poliform library, a marble half bathroom, and a living room with a working fireplace. Avid cooks will appreciate the state-of-the-art European-style kitchen with a center island and granite countertops, as well as Miele double-wall oven and cooktop, subzero fridge, wine cooler, and imported Schiffini Italian cabinetry. At the rear of the house, a pair of sliding glass doors leads to a covered porch and a gorgeous, private paved yard.
The second floor, meanwhile, features three massive bedrooms and two full bathrooms, each of which includes a jacuzzi, Toto toilets, and 22K-plated Versace hardware. In the master bedroom, you’ll also find handcarved Fancelli herringbone wood floors imported from France, a skylight, as well as a standup shower, heated floors, a towel warmer, and gold-plated Versace hardware in the bathroom. The signature feature is the private terrace with a retractable awning—perfect for relaxing on a weekend or a slow morning. A fireplace designed with leather taken from the Madison Avenue Bostonian store anchors the second bedroom, making it perfect for accommodating guests.
In the basement, you’ll find endless potential for customization and plenty of storage, thanks to the high ceilings, a custom-built wall-to-wall closet with imported Italian doors, a washer and dryer, half-bath, and porcelain tiles throughout. The two-zone central HVAC system promises highly efficient heating and cooling. Three private outdoor areas provide ample space for two cars, while the home also enjoys easy access to public transportation—with plenty of shopping and public parks nearby. The property is also convenient to some of the best public schools in Queens, making it an ideal choice for a growing family, and a rare find given the unparalleled craftsmanship and quality of materials used in the renovation.