The lure of luxury New York City apartment living isn’t always what it seems. Strong demand has the Manhattan rental market surging, and with escalating prices come high expectations for homes of distinction, high quality service and an elevated lifestyle. Unfortunately, expectations fell short for Patrick Troy and his roommate, who were renting a two-bedroom apartment in a pre-war building undergoing renovations in SoHo.
“We were promised the moon from the management company and most of it ended up being false,” Patrick said. “We were paying full price for an extremely incomplete project. For example, we were promised a laundry room, two outdoor spaces, and closets when we signed our lease. One year later, none of this happened or is even on the horizon.”
With his initial one-year lease coming to an end, Patrick and his roommate began to look at new Manhattan rental options, including homes at 123 West 23rd Street in Chelsea and 15 Cliff Street in FiDi.
“The buildings were fine but I wasn’t in love with them,” Patrick recalls. “For the amount of money I’d be spending, I wanted to feel great about where I was living. I didn’t feel great about the value of these two properties.”
A month into the search, Patrick got word of a brand new upscale rental building that recently opened just across the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J from a college friend who had just moved in. The building – 7 Seventy House – had everything they wanted and
provided a tremendous amount of value, particularly compared to the New York City market. Developed by Bijou Properties with partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House features 424 studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and 90,000 square-feet of world-class amenities and services.
“The value at 7 Seventy House is incredible,” Patrick explains. “Our apartment is huge and beautiful. I’ve never even fathomed having a walk-in closet in Manhattan. The amenities are tremendous. Hello Alfred, your own personal butler, is included with 7 Seventy House. The two-story gym and shuttle to the PATH are perfect. The rooftop is about as good as it gets. I can’t wait to grill up there.”
Patrick and his roommate would rent an expansive two-bedroom residence at 7 Seventy House with Manhattan views.
“I love how wide open and spacious the floorplan is,” he continues. “The bedrooms are large. In fact, the walk-in closet is the same size as the bedroom in my SoHo apartment. I also love the kitchen island. The living room has huge windows that face the entire skyline of Manhattan. The views are great.”
7 Seventy House features one of the most comprehensive package of world-class amenities. Strategically located on multiple floors with views of the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with fire pits and BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor deck. Additionally, the community features a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.
“All of the amenities are incredible,” Patrick said. “7 Seventy House went way above and beyond to ensure they are the best luxury apartment complex in Hoboken.”
7 Seventy House is located at 770 Jackson Street on Hoboken’s fast emerging west side. The building is just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and the Monroe Center for the Arts. The area has experienced a lifestyle upswing in recent years with a vibrant new mix of retail, dining, parks and public amenities complementing its access to public transportation.
“The neighborhood is awesome,” says Patrick. “There are great bars and restaurants right around the corner. There’s also incredible parks to play basketball within five minutes. Previously, I had a three minute walk to work as a commute. That was the biggest thing to give up, but 7 Seventy House made this as easy as possible. They have a shuttle that runs to the PATH every 15 minutes. There are other options available as well. The light rail stops right across the street from the building, and I love that Hoboken has Lime scooters everywhere.”
Designed by MHS Architects, the landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway. Well-appointed homes are priced from the $2,300s, with opening incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease. Apartments feature open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light. Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers. Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures. A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.
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