The Canvas, located at 42-83 Hunter St. in Long Island City, is a building that lives up to its name: Splashed across its facade is a multi-story work by artist Jojo Anavim, with another of his works featured in the lobby.
Inside, the building’s 14 units are equally distinct, especially the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom penthouse, with a keyed elevator that opens directly into the apartment’s central hallway.
At the front of the apartment, there’s a spacious open kitchen, with white Caesarstone countertops that tastefully contrast with the dark wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch dishwasher.
The sun-filled living room has windows on two sides and a glass door leading out to a balcony.
To the side is a bedroom dominated by floor-to-ceiling windows, with a half bath and pantry off the kitchen.
In the back, the master suite has its own bathroom, walk-in closet and balcony. The bedroom next to it has another walk-in closet. The washer/dryer is conveniently located in the hall by the bedrooms.
The wood flooring throughout is in a desert sand finish, and there are closets customized by California Closets. Bathrooms are outfitted with porcelain tile, a mosaic accent wall, radiant heated floors and Kohler toilets, sinks and bathtubs.
Amenities include a virtual doorman, additional laundry room in the basement, and fully equipped fitness center on the first floor.
The Canvas is not far from the adventurous arts institution Sculpture Center, MoMA PS1 and the Noguchi Museum. Acclaimed steakhouse M. Wells is a few blocks away, or have a nightcap at the Dutch Kills speakeasy a block away. Court Square and Queensboro Plaza transit hubs are both within walking distance.
Listed by Mae Liew of Modern Spaces, the home is asking $1.595 million, with taxes of $141 and monthly common charges of $1,035.