Luxury living is within reach in Nassau County for those mature adults looking for a home with a smaller footprint. It’s called Knickerbocker Bay Club, a condominium community located in Port Washington with waterfront views designed for the 62-plus active adult.
Formerly the home of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club, three residences are still available from the 32 that were built in 2015. One of these homes is Residence 212, an elegant 2,544-square-foot unit that features three bedrooms; two-and-a half baths; a new contemporary gourmet-style kitchen with custom white cabinetry imported from Italy; quartz countertop island; Sub-Zero refrigerator; dining area that seats eight; fireplace with white marble detail; plank oak wood flooring; and spa-like bathrooms with Crema Marfil marble.
Outside, it has a terrace that is so large a wedding reception could be held on it, laughs Anne Arter, Real Estate Associate Broker with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International and Sales Manager at the Knickerbocker Bay Club.
“This unit is unusual,” Arter says. “The terrace is larger in square footage than the unit itself.”
“One of the biggest draws is the water,” she adds. “You have the Manhasset Bay views, and you can see the Manhattan skyline from the rooftop terrace and enjoy the sunsets that are phenomenal.”
The condo that is priced at $1,760,100 offers on-site indoor assigned parking and storage, a 24-hour virtual doorman, state-of-the-art fitness center, rooftop terrace with BBQ, putting green, fire pit, dining and lounge area and a private dock with slips and moorings available for those residents who enjoy having their boats close by.
“Ironically, no one has a boat, which was a surprise to all of us,” Arter laughs. “The slips and moorings are here.”
The building, she says, is also pet friendly with at least 15 percent of occupants owning a pet. There is even a conference room on-site and a spacious sitting area in the lobby.
“In the last few years we are seeing that condos are becoming more of a trend particularly with the 60-plus age group,” says Arter. “People want to downsize and no longer want the maintenance of a home. They don’t want to move out of state — they want to stay on Long Island and be close to their children and grandchildren. They also want the convenience. Everything is right here within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, the train, so you don’t even need a car.”
The building, located on Main Street, is close to the library, the Landmark on Main Street theater, boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops as well as local beaches and parks. Residents can also enjoy the Bay Walk, a waterfront park completed over the summer, within walking distance of Knickerbocker Bay Club and featuring kayak access, bicycles, new benches and a garden. There are many draws of condo living and for Arter, one, in particular, is the peacefulness of it all.
“The building is made of concrete- grade steel, so you don’t hear your neighbors at all,” she says.
For more information contact Anne Arter, Real Estate Associate Broker, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and Sales Manager, Knickerbocker Bay Club at 516-639-4448.