architecture

Iconic Architecture Of The Gold Coast

New Jersey has undergone significant changes within the last 20 years. Once known as a semi-industrial area, it is now coined “The Gold Coast of the Hudson.” The beautiful architecture that hugs the Hudson River from Ft. Lee down to the Southern most point of Jersey City offers a spectacular living space throughout Hudson and Bergen County.
The river is the main artery connecting New Jersey and New York. The city is easily accessible via the Waterways Ferry, making the Gold Coast the most sought after real estate by affluent millennials, and setting New Jersey to the forefront as the hottest real estate on the market.
With fascinating buildings engineered to make you feel like you’re stepping out the door into the heart of Manhattan (just to realize it is a skyline illusion), the Gold Coast is the most precious commodity offered throughout the state, unparalleled in value.

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 12.22.06 PMThe one property that immediately comes to mind is 77 Hudson in Jersey City, owned by K. Hovnanian. It features a strikingly beautiful continuous suspended glass facade and a skyline view from all angles. The grand entrance is welcoming, with soft pallets of beige, crèmes, and tans. Huge paintings adorn the lobby of the building, and a corner glass piece behind the security desk opens into an airy space. This metropolis of a building offers beautiful natural wood floors and clean lines throughout. The kitchens’ ultra sleek modern European features are the top of the line in stainless steel appliances, including beautiful granite counter tops. The stone tile finish throughout the bathrooms include a double sink and an over-sized shower. Not only does the place provide parking, but all amenities also include concierge services, pool, hot tub, grill on the rooftop deck area, a cinema, gym, yoga room, spa, and sauna. With all that they have to offer, you may never have to leave the place.

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 12.22.28 PMOur next stop is Maxwell Place, owned by the Toll Brothers, and once the home of the largest coffee company in the world. The Maxwell House Coffee Factory was an industrial facility transformed into premier waterfront luxury condominiums and townhouses. Located on Hudson Street in Hoboken, Maxwell Place’s elegant homes feature spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. This place is equipped with rooftop access and courtyards, offers two pools, a hot tub, open air-fireplace for BBQ’s, and private resident’s lounges. A twenty- four hour doorman is at your service in the lobby – its beautiful ceramic tile floors add a natural feel to the atmosphere. Who wouldn’t want to call this place home?

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 12.22.47 PMFor those who are into a more natural or holistic approach, the breathtaking Schroeder Lofts are sustainable, eco-friendly, and most importantly super-energy efficient. The living area features 10-foot high ceilings, beautiful natural wood floors, and oversized windows, letting the natural sunlight radiate into the rooms. The kitchen area is an open layout with granite counter tops and imported hardwood stain cabinets. All appliances are energy efficient. The bathrooms are stone tiled, including the sinks’ counter tops and walls. The large tubs are ideal for enjoying lavender salt baths at the end of a long day, while the double pane windows keep out extreme temperatures and noise. The Schroeder Lofts have a very clean and holistic design, keeping you defiantly grounded.

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 12.23.01 PMMoving along, The Alexander is an elaborate property along the Hudson, owned by Daibes Enterprises,. Built as luxury rentals in Edgewater, there are over 300 units. This building has a two-story lobby, a 24-hour concierge and doorman, hospitality suites, as well as an on-site convenience store for midnight snacking. The apartments in this building are spacious with open floor plans. The kitchens’ beautiful granite counter tops and high-end appliances provide a cohesive transition into the living space.

Tucked along River Road, sits a brand new building that gives new meaning to the word “luxury.” The Avenue Collection by Lennar, with just 74 units, has a boutique feel, making it both high-end and intimate. It is South Beach meets the big city – a cool, airy, and uncluttered aesthetic running throughout its private homes and common areas. Each residence has Brazilian Chestnut hardwood floors, high-end kitchen appliances, granite counter tops, as well as a washer and dryer unit. The long list of shared amenities includes concierge services, a health club, a party room for social events, and guest suites for visitors. The most obvious perk, of course, is the view which can be enjoyed from private balconies and the outdoor plaza. The plaza also has a kitchen, a fire pit, a cooling spray station, and plenty of seating.