The Astoria Tower Residences & Spa has been a kind of mystery to us, due largely to the lack of a Web presence up until recently. That’s changing now thanks to Coldwell Banker agent Tom Hartmann, who is bringing us up to speed on the new 30-story tower at 8 E 9th St in the Loop.
Hartmann sent me dozens of floor plans this morning; combined with his handful of listings, I’ve pieced together a better picture of the pricing structure for the tower. I’ll have a more complete picture tomorrow, when Tom sends along an up-to-date price sheet, but among the listed units, I see one-bedroom / one-baths ranging from the $230s for a 565 square-foot, west-facing unit on the second floor to the $330s for an 852 square-foot, west-facing home on the 24th floor, and two-bedroom / two-baths ranging from the $390s for a 1,154 square-foot east-facing unit on the 13th floor to the $680s for a 1,406 square-foot, northwest-corner unit on the 28th floor.
Two of Hartmann’s listings are for 1,141 square-foot two-bedrooms on the building’s northeast corner, similar to the floor plan seen below. These units, found on the 11th through 26th floors, have floor-to-ceiling windows on the northern and eastern sides of the 30-4″ x 17-2″ living / dining area and a 30-foot-wide east-facing balcony accessible from the living room. Unlike some of the building’s other two-bedroom units, both bedrooms in this tier have direct access to full bathrooms. (The second bathroom has two doors, one opening into the second bedroom and another opening off the home’s foyer.)
According to Astoria Tower’s new profile on NewHomeNotebook.com, units feature 9-foot ceiling heights, hardwood floors in the foyer, living / dining area, kitchen, and hallways; 42-inch wood kitchen cabinets; stainless-steel kitchen appliances; tile bath floors; soaking tubs and glass-enclosed showers; granite bath countertops; in-unit washer / dryer hookups; and telephone, cable television and high-speed Internet wiring.
A 12th-floor unit in this style is listed in the $410s, or $361 per square foot, and has estimated monthly assessments of $475. The price for the same tier on the 24th floor is in the $500s, or $447 per square foot, with monthly assessments of $498. Assessments pay for heat, water, gas, common insurance, door staff, cable television, exercise facilities, pool, exterior maintenance, scavenger services and snow removal, according to Hartmann’s listings.
Building amenities include a 24-hour door staff; conference center; business center; private theater; billiards and recreation room; party room; golf simulation room; spa and fitness center; private storage; and secured indoor parking.