There’s no question Adrianna Karpinska did her due diligence when it came time to strike out and find the perfect new home. When COVID hit, Ms. Karpinska was living with a roommate in New York City’s Financial District. The two retrofitted the apartment to create a work/home environment but living in such close quarters was more than enough to convince Ms. Karpinska it was time to look for an apartment all her own.
“I was living with a roommate in a one bedroom we had converted into a one-bedroom den with a temporary wall,” she said. “The roommate is a good friend but after a month of having to work and live together, we needed our space.”
Ms. Karpinska identified all her must-have attributes; a functional layout, natural light, closet space, a dishwasher, in-home washer and dryer, all in a building with modern amenities and a close commute to work in the Financial District/Battery Park City.
Her search was extensive, researching over 120 potential apartments in New York City, Hoboken and Jersey City, both online and in-person, and keeping a color coded excel sheet with multiple columns on layouts, notes, and prices.
“In New York City, the studios in luxury buildings were out of budget,” she said. “In Hoboken, available rentals were primarily one-bedrooms built for two people.”
Ms. Karpinska honed her search to Jersey City, a burgeoning epicenter of dining, entertainment, shopping and more on New Jersey Hudson River waterfront, with convenient access to Manhattan. She toured new rental buildings such as The Madox, 18 Park, The Blvd Collection and 235 Marin, but found they didn’t fit her needs in terms of space, finishes and amenities.
While conducting her groundwork, a brand-new luxury Jersey City rental high-rise kept piquing her interest. Vantage Collection, an eye-catching collection of luxury apartments and world class amenities that opened leasing for its second 45-story high-rise this fall, always presented itself
“Not only did Vantage come up in my online searches, but the manager of my New York City apartment was familiar with the building and recommended it,” Ms. Karpinska said.
From its spacious studio homes and lengthy list of upscale interior finishes to a 70,000 square foot amenity package that’s second to none, Vantage Collection fulfilled all her needs.
“I loved the light, neutral tones of the kitchen finishes and the grey and white throughout the apartment,” she commented. “I found most of the luxury buildings had dark hardwood floors, but I prefer light woods. The studio layout was also highly functional with the space divided between a bedroom and living room. The bathroom vanity, walk in closet, and kitchen provided ample storage space as well
“I wanted to make sure my apartment had space for a designated work area and the building had the option of going upstairs to a private space where I could conduct virtual meetings undisturbed.”
A co-working lounge with private work pods and business center are just two of the incredible amenities exclusive to residents in the second rental tower at Vantage Collection. Renters have access to a 45th floor Sky Lounge, fully equipped fitness center, yoga studio, children’s playroom, game room, media room, sculpture garden, covered parking, dog wash and more. Hotel-inspired services include 24-hour attended lobby, lobby lounge, Amazon package lockers, bicycle storage and more. There’s also an abundance of shared amenities on an expansive 6th floor deck that boasts two outdoor pools, full court basketball court, great lawn, fire pits, 12-station BBQ area, outdoor children’s play area, dedicated outdoor dog run, outdoor fitness area, terrace and bar, shared gardening beds, and lounge and tiered seating, all with uninterrupted views of the New York Harbor, Manhattan skyline and Statute of Liberty.
“I looked for a building with an updated, spacious, and clean gym with a lot of options,” she continued. “The gym at Vantage Collection has an inviting eucalyptus smell. I also look forward to using the rooftop pool and outdoor spaces once the weather warms.”
The second building in Vantage Collection lies at 1 Park View Avenue in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood with proximity to PATH Trains and NY Waterway Ferry service into Manhattan, another feature attractive to Ms. Karpinska.
“I’ll be returning to the office two-to-three days a week,” she said. “I aimed to be close to the Grove Street PATH Station to ensure I had a seamless commute to the World Trade Center. I’m very excited to get the best of New York City while living in Jersey City. The Vantage is close to the grocery store and within walking proximity to bars and restaurants, The PATH schedule also allows me to run errands in New York City if needed before coming home!”
Developed by Fisher Development Associates, Vantage Collection features a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom residences with some of the largest floorplans in the Jersey City market. Contemporary flooplans boast designer kitchens with GE Stainless Steel appliances and quartz counters, lavish baths with custom vanities, Kohler fixtures and glass enclosed showers, recessed LED lighting, in-home washer and dryer units and innovative energy-efficient systems. Homes in the glass curtain wall building offer floor-to-ceiling windows to provide plenty of light and foster a healthier lifestyle.
Homes at Vantage Collection are competitively priced from the mid-$2,000s and offered with limited-time incentives.
Bozzuto is the property management company for Vantage Collection. For additional information on Vantage Collection, please call 844.288.6375, or visit www.vantagejc.com.