7 Seventy House to the Rescue: Hudson County Couple Finds Perfect Solution to Difficult Situation at Upscale Rental Building


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Nicole Rothman and her boyfriend experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of apartment living.  The young Hoboken, NJ couple had settled comfortably into a home in an older midtown building when unforeseen circumstances forced them to quickly ramp up a search for a new apartment within this mile-square city.

We lived in an apartment on 6th and Jefferson for about a year and had plans to stay longer,” Nicole says.  “Unfortunately, a water heater leaked in the apartment above ours. Our apartment was deemed unlivable and we had to act fast.”

The couple hastily put together a strategy and set out visiting complexes such as 1000 Jefferson, and researching options including the Juliana and Park + Garden.  They also looked at older apartments in between.  None grabbed their attention.

“We searched for about a week and laid out almost every possible option we could,” she recalls.

One option was a location familiar to Nicole from her early days as a Hoboken resident. 7 Seventy House, an upscale 424-home rental building on this Hudson County City’s emerging west side, was rising on a site Nicole had passed frequently.  The new 14-story building would become the perfect destination to rectify their challenging situation.

“We fell in love with 7 Seventy House as soon as we walked in the doors!” she exclaimed.  “My boyfriend visited first and told me I had to come back to check it out. The next day I went back. We both knew we wanted to move to the building so we scheduled a tour to walk through different layouts together.”

Developed by Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House offers upscale studio, one-, two -and three-bedroom apartments and approximately 90,000 square feet of private amenities and services just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and the Monroe Arts Center.

“7 Seventy House had it all,” Nicole continues.  “After we visited the building, there was no comparison.  I unquestionably wanted to live here.”

Apartments at 7 Seventy House boast open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens feature Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury bathrooms 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.

Nicole and her boyfriend selected a well-designed one-bedroom home on the building’s northwest side.

“The floor plan is very balanced, which we really liked,” she says.  “The kitchen to living room ratio was wider and much more comfortable than in other buildings, and the layout provides ample space in the bedroom so we don’t feel crammed.”

Hotel-level services, such as the Hello Alfred concierge system, also played a key role in creating the lifestyle Nicole and her boyfriend were in search of.  There are also added conveniences such as a 24-hour attended lobby and private resident shuttle.

“I personally love the shuttle,” Nicole add.  “I use it to commute to the path every morning to get to work in lower Manhattan. I’ve found that if I take the 6:15 or 6:45 AM shuttle I can go door-to-door in 30 minutes.  It also takes me to The Bar Method location in downtown Hoboken.   Beyond that, they have little touches like the coffee machine downstairs and the partnership with Hello Alfred.  Management has also done a terrific job inviting in neighborhood retail vendors to enhance the resident experience.”

Strategically located on multiple floors with a range of views including the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities at 7 Seventy House 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. Covered on-site parking is available.

“I can’t wait for summer so I can exclusively use the rooftop for the pool,” Nicole says.  “The views are to die for.  This has truly been the best case out of a worst scenario.”

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.  Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available. The Marketing Directors is the exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

7 Seventy House is a multi-faceted mix-use project that was developed in conjunction with a two-acre park donated by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Hoboken.  The initial installation of the park open this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater to reduce flooding.  A second phase is expected to open shortly and will include a one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.   The project is part of the larger redevelopment of Hoboken‘s once-industrial western edge into a vibrant and active pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

7 Seventy House recently received a 2019 Excellence Award in Sustainable Development from The Urban Land Institute-Northern New Jersey (ULI-NNJ) in recognition of the responsible development tactics and smart growth practices utilized to conceptualize and complete the upscale rental building.

For additional information, please visit www.7seventyhouse.com or call 201-795-0770.

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