Prospective residents of Glenwood Landing struggling to find a house now have a new place to turn. The Residences at Glen Harbor, a collection of 48 luxury condominiums, are available for purchase, offering potential property owners a chance to enjoy resort style living on Long Island’s Gold Coast.
Construction on the properties began at the beginning of 2017, and first came to the market in the middle of 2019. While the coronavirus pandemic slowed down the sale of the properties, and even took them off the market in 2020, sales have since picked up, and there are currently only 12 or 13 units left.
The size of the condos varies between 1,800 to 3,600 square feet, according to Jed Pavlin, the marketing and sales director for The Residences. Pavlin added that all the condos are made in the modern style with all of the amenities that one could expect if they were on vacation.
These include a pool and pool house, fitness centers, and lots of outdoor space, including a quarter-mile long boardwalk with a view of Hempstead Harbor. He also highlighted the fact that The Residences have a 24-hour concierge service and doorman as well as three porters on site
There is also a building super six days a week, in addition to a building manager. Pavlin said The Residences provide all the services of a luxury resort, while also giving prospective owners the privacy and intimacy of any home.
“It’s a hassle, maintenance-free lifestyle,” Pavlin said. “You’re not dealing with snow removal, you’re not dealing with systems that are breaking down, you’re not repairing roof leaks, you’re not mowing lawns, it’s all done for you. So it’s really like living in a house on the water without the hassle of owning a home.”
Each condo costs between $1.5 and $3.5 million, depending on the unit’s size. Each also comes with two parking spots in the complex’s garage, and all are pet friendly.
Michael Stanco, an associate real estate broker representing the development, explained that The Residences are more than just condos, however. Pavlin said that one of the major benefits of purchasing one of the units is that by doing so, owners are buying into a community.
The Residences are a closed neighborhood and include numerous shared public spaces for residents to take advantage of, such as the previously mentioned pool and fitness centers as well as fire pits, where Pavlin says barbecues are often held. An important goal of The Residences, Stanco said, is to foster their own local community, making sure the space feels more like a traditional neighborhood than a series of apartments.
“It’s inclusive, it’s like a big extended family,” Stanco said. “There are activities all month long, especially during the summer months, in the pool house where they have barbecues and music.”
Stanco and Pavlin both said there is currently a wide range of condo owners in terms of age. The buyers have mainly been young families with children and older couples who are looking to downsize now that their children have grown up and moved out.
Pavlin added that this has helped ensure that the owners are a close-knit community, as many referred their friends to The Residences. With frequent visits from children, grandchildren, parents and friends, he said that The Residences offer not just a place to sleep, but also a place to live.
“We have a very eclectic mix. We have some young families that have moved in, there are grandchildren and children here on the weekends that are playing, swimming,” Pavlin said. “It’s fun, young and full of energy.”