The New York City Metro Area Offers Countless Options for Apartment Seekers. Here’s a look at How Former New York City Renters Found Luxury, Value at Hudson County’s 7 Seventy House

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

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Hoboken’s 7 Seventy House

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, 7 Seventy House Poolexpansive 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.

 

The Marketing Directors is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for 7 Seventy House. For additional information or to schedule a private appointment to tour the furnished model homes

BOUTIQUE COLLECTION OF 10 UPSCALE CONDOS COMING SOON TO HOBOKEN’S NORTH END

Good morning Jersey City! It’s no secret that JCFYI enjoys real estate projects of all types. Decided to see what’s new in development outside of Jersey City. Today JCFYI heads to Hoboken to see what’s new and exciting there. 

VIA Lofts ExteriorA boutique collection of ten upscale condominiums in Hoboken’s desirable north end will make its much anticipated debut in early fall, according to its developer.

Bijou Properties announced today that VIA Lofts, which features well-appointed two-and three-bedroom homes, will officially launch its sales program in mid-September.  Lavish condominiums at the six-story building will range from 1,372 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space with initial pricing expected to begin from $1.195 million.

Sophisticated finishes and appointments found throughout the homes include 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows, wide-plank oak flooring and super-efficient VRV central heating and cooling system.  Select condominiums will offer private terraces, and a limited number of residences will boast New York City views.

Located at 1410 Grand Street, VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification for homes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the latest sustainable luxury condominium building introduced by Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken, N.J.  Continue reading

Bijou Properties Reports Development Progress at VIA Lofts Luxury Condos in Uptown Hoboken

Checking in on this upcoming Hoboken project …

Bijou Properties is applying the finishing touches on the exterior façade of VIA Lofts, bringing into focus its latest sustainable luxury condominium building in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Installation of the brick skin of the six-story building is almost complete, providing a first-hand look at how Bijou Properties is utilizing high quality eco-friendly and visually attractive materials to create a modern residential landmark at 1410 Grand Street.   The latest project in the Hoboken, N.J.-based developer’s portfolio of high-performing green buildings, VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Designed by MHS Architects, VIA Lofts features a distinctive multi-colored red and grey VIA Lofts Constructionbrick exterior with oversized windows to blend seamlessly into its neighborhood streetscape.  The top penthouse floor adds to the architectural asset with an aluminum composite, a visually stunning metal finish that continues to waterfall down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.

“We’ve taken great strides to ensure that VIA Lofts is built with the finest products and the exterior vividly illustrates how we carefully selected high-end materials to deliver a luxury, environmentally-conscience condo building to Hudson County,” says Christopher Mazzola, Development Manager for Bijou Properties.

“For example, in today’s urban market the exteriors of many new multi-family projects are finished with brick panel siding.  At VIA Lofts, we laid traditional brick which is extremely eco-friendly and provides better weather prevention, temperature control and ease of maintenance.

Aesthetically, despite being hot out of the oven, the specially treated masonry bricks have the distinguished appearance of brick already aged 100-plus years.  The end result is a building that’s not only highly-efficient, but also stylish and contemporary.  VIA Lofts is sure to be a residential address buyers are proud to call home.”

The near completion of the exterior is not the only development progress being reported at the six-story building.  Many of the interior spaces at VIA Lofts are taking shape, including the dramatic two-story lobby that will welcome residents.

VIA Lofts will feature lavish two-and three-bedroom homes ranging from 1,186 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space.  Initial occupancy is expected in late fall.

Sophisticated finishes and appointments found throughout the homes at VIA Lofts include 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows and wide-plank oak flooring.  Select homes will offer private terraces.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, private club room, landscaped amenity terrace with 42” lynx grilling area, and private parking garage.  There will also be 1,930 square-feet ground floor retail space.

Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty is handling sales and marketing for VIA Lofts.

VIA Lofts is the latest collection of premium, “green” residences developed by Bijou Properties in Hoboken.   The building is being built in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and ecological-friendly materials to create environmentally-sensitive urban living environment.

As recognition for its dedication to building responsible homes and buildings, Bijou Properties recently received a 2018 “Smart Growth” award for creating an iconic, mixed-use development in an emerging neighborhood in Hoboken. New Jersey Future, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible land-use policies, named the developers 424-unit 700 Jackson Street rental building one of the recipients of its prestigious annual award.

For additional information, please call 833-VIA-LOFT or visit www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken NJ, Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise), The Hostess Factory, a 42,000 square-foot retail restoration including a 20,000 square-foot Green Roof; and Edge Lofts, a Midrise residential project at 1405 Clinton Street which is a candidate to receive the first NJ LEED Residential for Homes Platinum designation.  Beyond its individual properties, Bijou Properties is focused on creating better neighborhoods and healthier environments for the community at large.  More information can be found on the company website: www.bijouproperties.com.

VIA LOFTS WILL DELIVER TEN LUXURY CONDOS TO UPTOWN HOBOKEN

Every now and then we like to take a look at interesting projects in the metro area … 

The evolution of Hoboken’s upper northwest neighborhood will soon take another step forward with the upcoming debut of VIA Lofts, a boutique collection of 10 upscale condominium homes located at 1410 Grand Street in this well-known Hudson County City.

In preparing for the summer sales launch, developer Bijou Properties has begun accepting names for a list of VIP Homebuyers at the six-story luxury building.  Interested prospects can visit www.VIALofts.com to add their name to the list and be one of the first to preview VIA Lofts’ two-and three-bedroom homes in advance of its Grand Opening.

Initial occupancy for the condominium homes at VIA Lofts is expected in October, 2018.

“Uptown Hoboken has staked its claim as one of the region’s most desirable residential settings for homebuyers seeking urban-inspired luxury, a family-oriented setting and commuter convenience into Manhattan,” says Christopher Mazzola, Development Manager for locally-based Bijou Properties. “VIA Lofts will effectively tap into this market by introducing well-appointed homes with large and open floorplans in a stylish and eco-friendly building that promotes a healthier, more efficient lifestyle.” Continue reading

BIJOU PROPERTIES TO INTRODUCE NEW 10-HOME PASSIVE HOUSE CONDO BUILDING IN UPTOWN HOBOKEN

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Seven-Story Building Located at 1024 Adams Street Will Launch Sales This Summer

Every now and then, we like to take a look at new projects of interest. This Passive House in Hoboken is one such project:

candela-lofts-hoboken-apartment-2A nearly-completed seven-story luxury condominium building in uptown Hoboken now has a name and a launch timeline.  Bijou Properties has chosen the name Candela Lofts for the striking new building and announced a June opening of sales for its 10 high-end residences.  The developer has also unveiled an exterior and interior rendering of the building and launched a teaser website at www.candelalofts.com where interested buyers can register as a VIP Prospect and participate in the preview opening.

Candela Lofts will be the first Passive House luxury multi-family building in New Jersey and will set a new standard for luxury and sustainable living on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast.  The building has been created to achieve a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency with superinsulation and an airtight building envelope.   Designed by Nastasi Architects, the contemporary building has been developed to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Located at 1024 Adams Street, the one-of-a-kind Candela Lofts will feature a select number of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with high ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, sleek cabinetry and Miele appliances, and private outdoor space.  Some homes will boast magnificent views of the New York City skyline.

Additional details will be revealed on the website in the coming weeks.  Hudson Place Realty will be handling sales for building.

Park + Garden Hits 50% Leased

There’s certainly no shortage of new residential developments on tap right here in Jersey City.  However, many other Cities along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” also have exciting projects underway.  Here’s a look at a new rental building that has recently made the news:

Bijou Properties and The Marketing Directors are executing one of the most successful leasing programs in the Hudson County market at Park + Garden, a new collection of upscale apartment homes and first-class recreational amenities and services in the Hudson County City of Hoboken.

More than 50% of the 212 luxury residences in the 12-story building have been leased just three months after the property officially opened to the public.  Move-ins are well underway as Park + Garden quickly becomes the signature address along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.”

Designed for LEED® Gold certification, Park + Garden is the third LEED-certified building from locally-based Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken and boasts innovative, environmentally-sensitive features to minimize its impact on the environment.

“Bijou Properties has a strong reputation for creating trailblazing properties designed to elevate urban settings with high quality homes, community-oriented services and amenities and responsible development practices,” says Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive leasing and marketing agent.  “Park + Garden has set a new standard by delivering a unique lifestyle experience that combines modern design and amenities with eco-friendly features, dedicated common spaces and sponsored neighborhood events.”

Located at 1450 Garden Street on the north end of Hoboken, Park + Garden features a collection of well-appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom residences.  Thoughtfully-designed residences feature high ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, bamboo flooring and kitchens with granite countertops, sleek cabinetry and Energy-star stainless steel appliances.   Select homes boast spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.  Monthly rents at Park + Garden start at $3,250.  Fully-furnished model homes are available to tour.

A full suite of recreational and social amenities enhance residents’ lifestyles, including an attended lobby, state-of-the art gym, multiple club rooms, courtyards, outdoor pool and landscaped deck, additional laundry facilities, bike storage and a 383-car on-site fully automated parking facility.  Renters also have access to a shared multi-use recreational room/basketball court.

Situated directly across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan, Hoboken is well-known as one of the most dynamic City environments along the Hudson County “Gold Coast” with a bustling main street, exciting nightlife and well-rounded recreational and social opportunities. Park + Garden offers a pedestrian-friendly design with a private street entrance to create an intimate atmosphere while allowing residents to fully embrace all the elements of this walkable residential setting and its easy access to mass transportation.

“Uptown Hoboken blends the vibrancy of an urban downtown with a family-friendly atmosphere featuring multiple parks, playgrounds, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway,” Ms. Urgo adds.

“There’s never a shortage of activities, with boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars along Washington and 14th Streets and the nearby Bow Tie movie theatre. The City also hosts numerous waterfront concerts and seasonal fairs and street festivals. Within minutes of the Lincoln Tunnel and the 39th Street NY Waterway terminal, Park + Garden also brings all that Manhattan has to offer within close reach.” Continue reading

Would You Rather? Winter Real Estate Edition

Happy New Year! It’s time for our new Poll! This time JC FYI decided to play a variation on the game “Would You Rather …” by asking our readers …

Which of these nearby new projects are you most excited about? Vote Below!

 

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Steps from the 9th Street Light Rail Station in Hoboken, LEED-certified 900 Monroe will blend an upscale living experience with the convenience of quick access throughout New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast,” including Hoboken’s PATH, NJ Transit and ferry terminals with service to Manhattan.

The distinctive building will feature a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with a number of designer and energy-efficient features, including sustainable bamboo flooring, oversized windows, kitchens and baths with modern low-flow fixtures, Frigidaire and Bosch Energy-Star appliances, granite countertops and modern cabinetry design; and lavish baths with recycled porcelain tile.A suite of amenities will include an attended lobby, state-of-the-art gym, outdoor pool, clubrooms and automated on-site parking.

 

Park PlacePARK + GARDEN

The new 12-story building, located at 1415 Park Avenue on the north end of Hoboken, will feature 212 rental residences, 13,000 square feet of retail space, 32,000 square feet of educational space and a six level parking garage.

Park + Garden will include a number of innovative, environmentally-sensitive features to minimize its impact on the environment. These include a vegetated terrace that will reduce storm water runoff; a CHP (combined heat and power) module that produces hot water and electricity using a single natural gas fuel source; twelve charging bays for electric cars; and spaces for more than 100 bicycles. The heating, cooling and lighting designs, in conjunction with a high-performance building envelope and the CHP module, aim to achieve a 33-percent reduction in energy usage, based on industry standard comparisons.

 

100 Avenue at Port Imperial 3rd Gloor Outdoor PlazaTHE AVENUE COLLECTION

The Avenue Collection, located in Edgewater, is a 74-unit building, including a three-bedroom, three-bath residence with a spacious outdoor balcony and dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline, two two-bedroom homes offering north-west vistas, and a unique one-bedroom-plus-den duplex residence with a private street entrance and sensational waterfront and skyline views from every room. Homes include one-, two- and three-bedroom floor-plans ranging from 1,472 to 2,188 square feet of living space.  The residences are currently priced from $1.1 million to $2 million, with immediate occupancy available.

A private suite of amenities fosters an upscale hotel-like lifestyle within the intimate setting, including Concierge services, integrated building security system, a grand salon/lobby lounge with a fireplace, a social room looking out onto New York City that includes a fireplace, TV’s, multiple gathering areas and catering kitchen; a state-of-the-art fitness center with sauna and steam showers, cardio & strength equipment and a separate Yoga room; and a conference/boardroom.  A third-floor outdoor plaza area features a convenience kitchen, open lawn and planting areas, seating areas, a fire pit, sundeck and cooling spray area.  An enclosed parking garage affords many homes with two parking spaces.

 

Rental Developments Spring Up Throughout Hudson County

There’s certainly no shortage of new residential developments on tap right here in Jersey City.  However, many other Cities along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” also have exciting projects underway.  Here’s a look at two new rental buildings that have recently made the news:

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Just south of Jersey City in Bayonne, Silk Lofts is preparing to open leasing this weekend.  The collection of upscale rental apartments is being created in the century-old former Maidenform Factory.  Silk Lofts, LLC, developer of the collection of 85 homes, has taken careful steps to ensure the historical fabric of the building while creating modern homes and world-class amenities.  Check out this unique new apartment building HERE.

In Hoboken, a new green apartment building has broken ground at 900 Monroe.  Developer Bijou Properties, which has introduced several LEED Certified buildings in uptown Hoboken, celebrated the start of construction with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and representatives of joint-venture partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation of Boston, MA.   The $83 Millionmultifamily development will offer 135 rental homes, 13,500 square feet of retail space including a Daycare Center and a 135-car onsite automated parking facility.  The special event was recently covered on NJ.com. Read it HERE.