TRAVERSING NEW JERSEY’S DIZZYING LANDSCAPE OF LUXURY REAL ESTATE IS AN EXHILARATING JOURNEY, FROM WATERFRONT WONDERS AND SOARING HIGH RISES TO AMBITIOUS NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STATE’S EVER-EVOLVING SKYLINES
BY LAURA D.C. KOLNOSKI AND AMANDA MCCOY
IVY AND GREEN 1 Park Street / Hackensack / ivyandgreen.com Ultimate convenience and a treasure trove of desirable amenities are the norm here in the heart of bustling downtown Hackensack, surrounded by shopping, dining, parks, green spaces, and easy access to mass transit. Enjoy the finest in design and finishes, spa-like baths, custom modular closets, and smart lock entry. Chef-inspired kitchens come with French door refrigerators, quartz countertops and backsplash, and under-cabinet lighting. Baths have full-height tiled walls and quartz countertops. Socialize in the sleek Speakeasy Lounge amidst a modern retro design with a circular fireplace surrounded by seating for cozy nights. The rooftop deck is graced with an open-air bar, televi-sions, movie screen, games, barbeques, pizza oven, and fire pits.
There’s also a fitness center, yoga and training studio, co-working spaces, billiards, arcade games, demonstration kitchen, theater and music studio, children’s playroom, pet spa, garage parking with electric vehicle charging stations, storage, and more. Some units have balconies. Pricing in March ranged from $2,142 monthly for a one-bath studio to $3,517 for a two-bedroom, two-bath.
CITIZEN BAYONNE 155 Goldsborough Drive / citizenbayonne.com
Tucked into Upper Harbor Bay near the Port Jersey terminals sits a new property combining the area’s vibrant city living and waterfront views with all the comforts of home. Light streams from large windows into one- and two-bed-room luxury rentals appointed with high ceilings, chef-inspired kitchens with quartz countertops, full tile backsplashes, and stainless steel appliances, private laundry, and walk-in closets.
Outside, residents can relax in the landscaped courtyards, hit the state-of-the-art fitness center, and chill in the modern lounge. Outdoor niceties start with barbeque stations, dining areas, and fire pits. A co-working space, covered parking, electric car charging stations, a resident shuttle, and bicycle storage round out the perks.
ROCK POINTE 600/700 Common Way Rockaway / rockpointenj.com
Desirable Morris County encompasses some of the best New Jersey has to off er for history, culture, dining, entertainment, and natural beauty. Set against all that is the recently completed Rock Pointe complex featuring one- and two-bedroom garden apartments with modern layouts, lavish design, and large closets. Kitchens are adorned with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Amenities are designed to provide the ultimate in style, convenience, and comfort. A three-season area is equipped with an outdoor television, fi tness area, dog park and washroom, grills, fi re pits, and tot lot. A pool with pool house ensures cool summer fun. Interior spaces include a screening/gaming room, conference room, fi tness center with yoga room, lounge with pool table, bar area, and fi replace. Nature beckons at nearby Splitrock Reservoir, Farny State Park, Egberts Lake Park, Frog Falls Aquatic Park, and Telemark Park. Two-bedroom, two-bath units were listed at between $2,750 and $3,052 at press time.
RECENT TOP SELLERS
LONG BEACH RETREAT
9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms,
13,280 square feet
Sold: February 2023 for $8,000,000 Agent: Bonnie Wells, Coastal Living Real Estate Group
GRAND ALPINE MANOR
6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
Sold: February for $5,370,000 Agent: Dennis M McCormack
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty-Alpine BERGEN COUNTY CHATEAUX
7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
Sold: February for $8,187,500 Agent: Diane Cookson, Compass New Jersey
NORMANDY BEACH HIDEAWAY 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4,985 square feet
Sold: March for $5,450,000 Agent: Jeff rey M Childers, Childers Sotheby’s Intl Realty
OCEAN COUNTY OASIS
4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms,
7,681 square feet
Sold: January for $8,150,000 Agent: Shawn Clayton, Clayton
& Clayton Inc. Realtors
180 Morgan Street Thehendrixjc.com
Set just a few blocks from the water in the heart of Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District, this MHS-designed tower nabbed the NJ Concrete Merit Award: High-Rise in 2021. The 41-story multifamily superstructure features 482 luxury rentals with an additional 14,000 square feet of first-class amenity space. Clean, bright residences are flooded with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows, and feature modern appointments like nine-foot ceilings, plank flooring, huge custom closets, and Bosch washers and dryers. Conveniences are plenty, and include smart home entry locks, enhanced sound proofing, and roller window shades.
Residents are treated to the resort lifestyle through 24/7 concierge and indoor attended garage. A dramatic, double-height lobby is filled with colorful mid-century décor and contemporary lighting fixtures, while a high-tech work-from-home lounge provides an ideal backdrop for entrepreneurs, business execs, and creatives alike (there are private conference rooms and phone booths too). There are several wellness and recreation spaces, including an open-air mosaic tile pool with hot tub and sundeck, a landscape communal terrace with fire pits, barcade with wet bar and games, fitness center with a yoga studio, and more. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit was listed for $4,680 in March.
GALLERIA ON PROVOST 144 1st Street galleriaonprovost.com
One of Jersey City’s most anticipated new developments recently opened its sales office. The 12-story stunner was designed by New York-based Fogarty Finger and features 84 ultra-luxury residences, ranging from studios to three bedroom homes. Bright, oversized interiors flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows are decorated with a plethora of high-end, sophisticated finishes, including Bianco Carrara sky honed marble countertops, European oak flooring, Barausse doors, Gessi fixtures, and Smeg appliances. Select units feature spacious outdoor terraces with stunning Jersey City and Manhattan views, and an exclusive Penthouse Collection receives upgraded offerings like Grigio Carnico honed marble. Tribeca-inspired amenities abound to foster wellness, relaxation, and convenience, including dedicated concierge service, private storage lockers, an interactive fitness facility, rooftop resident lounge, and a refrigerated package room. The location is prime, with the Grove Street Path and Ferry Stations right next door and dozens of top-rated restaurants, shops, and culture institutions within a half-mile radius. Inquire for pricing.
7 SEVENTY HOUSE 770 Jackson Street 7seventyhouse.com
Sweeping views of Manhattan cloak this 14-story luxury tower in Hoboken’s booming west side. Designed by MHS Architecture, the multifamily rental project has collected a handful of awards since it rose in 2019, including the NJ Alliance for Action’s Leading Infrastructure Project Award and the ULI NNJ Excellence Award for Sustainable Development. Located mere steps from eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, green spaces, and public transit, 7 Seventy House off ers hip, urban-inspired yet soothing homes ranging from studios to three bedrooms featuring designer kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and bright, airy living spaces. Additional niceties include red oak fl ooring, Bosch washer and dryers, and stainless steel GE appliances. Drink in views of the city on the expansive rooftop pool deck, dotted with tons of lounge seating, fi re pits, and BBQs. Th ere’s also a lushly landscaped garden area, perfect for an afternoon novel or meditation, plus a billiard’s table and bocce ball court. Residents are also given a personal assistant in their pocket via the property’s in-house Hello Alfred Concierge Service, featuring a resident community calendar, dry cleaning valet upon request, personal training, tech and pet services, housekeeping, dining clubs, car arrangements, and more.
AMERICAN DREAM 1 American Dream Way
Following its fi rst-phase launch in October 2019, the retail and entertainment mega-complex continues to swell in excitement and fantasy with new restaurants, museums, and experiences. Enjoy a day at the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere at the Nickelodeon Universe Th eme Park, hit the slopes at the country’s fi rst and only indoor real-snow ski resort (open year-round), challenge the family to a game of black-light mini golf, catch some thrills at the always-81-de-grees DreamWorks Water Park, drink in unparalleled vistas from the Dream Wheel, and so much more. Th ere are also a plethora of luxury shops (including the state’s only Saks Fifth Avenue) plus dining options aplenty.
THE PARK Berkeley Heights theparkatnj.com
Inspired by West Coast-based tech campuses, amenities, and services, The Park is a massive, state-of- the-art corporate and recreation campus that combines workplace solutions, a broad range of venues for private and corporate events, outdoor lounges/workspaces, walking trails, and a hotel, all in one 185-acre package. Round Table Studios is an urban membership club off ering entrepreneurs and other professionals a state-of-the-art suite of fl exible workspaces (including tech-equipped meeting rooms and acoustically rated quiet rooms) plus social programming and an after-hour food and beverage program for celebrating workplace wins over Scotch or salmon. Members are also granted access to the FIELDHOUSE gym and game room.
THE RAIL AT RED BANK 118 Chestnut Street / Red Bank / renttherail.com
Led by Denholtz Properties, this contemporary apartment complex in Red Bank puts denizens in the heart of the urban action, set just steps from hip restaurants, chic boutiques, buzzy nightlife, and public transit. Th ere are 57 residences in total, plus an additional 6,000 square feet of retail space. Renters are treated to in-residence luxuries like massive windows, high-end fl ooring, spacious decks, and cavernous walk-in closets. Building amenities are vast and include a pair of outdoor decks with fi replaces, seating areas, outdoor TVs, and grills, plus a tech-forward fi tness center with Th e Mirror and dedicated yoga studio. Pups are also spoiled with a community dog wash and outdoor doggie run. Pricing for a two-bed, two-bath ranges from $4,381 to $7,747.
WESTFIELD GARDEN STATE PLAZA APARTMENTS
One Garden State Plaza / Paramus / westﬁ eld.com The Westﬁ eld Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, the 15th largest shopping mega-desti-nation in the country, will be rounding out its completion with the addition of 550 lux-ury apartments. Anticipated to break ground in 2024 and slated to open to residents in 2026, the luxury apartment homes will be built by Mill Creek Residential. The resi-dences will be connected to the shopping center through a one-acre town greenspace for residents, visitors, and shoppers to enjoy, and will in-clude a “main street” outdoor district featuring restaurants and everyday services. Pric-ing had not been released at press time.
In 2019, Governor Phil Murphy implemented a generous New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program to make the state more attractive for ﬁlm and media professionals, and just last year, Netﬂ ix came calling. Governor Murphy conﬁ rmed the media mega-company will turn the former Fort Monmouth Army Base into a state-of-the-art production facility, a massive $848 million endeavor that will yield one of the largest fully integrated production facilities in the world (the 289-acre site only trails in size to Netﬂ ix’s largest U.S. produc-tion hub in Albuquerque, New Mexico). “We believe a Netﬂ ix studio can boost the local and state economy with thousands of new jobs and billions in economic output,” Netﬂix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said, estimating $3.8 billion to $4.6 billion in added value for the NJ economy.
80 JOURNAL SQUARE Jersey City / mhsarchitecture.com
This MHS-designed residential high-rise will soar 28 stories in the air upon its 2024 comple-tion. Comprising 300 luxury units, 3,000 square feet of retail frontage, 17,500 square feet of offi ce space, and another 14,000 square feet in amenities, it will become an instant jewel in the Jersey City skyline. Located across the street from the Journal Square PATH station, the contempo-rary tower will feature a sleek, curtain-like facade that maxi-mizes light and complements the nearby Loew’s Theater. Homes will range from studios to three bedrooms.
MGM TOWER AT BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City borgata.mgmresorts.com
Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa recently began a sweeping $55 million redesign and rebranding initiative, turning the former Water Club tower into the MGM Tower with 700 renovated guest-rooms and a new collection of ultra-premium suites off er-ing panoramic views of the destination city. A revamped 9,000-square-foot event space is also in the works.
829 W Shore Drive, Kinnelon Boro
$6,995,000 / Tony Nabhan / Keller Williams City Views Realty / kwcityviews.com
This majestic modern showpiece sits on an private 8-acre peninsula, tucked into thick, wild vegetation and surrounded by water. Designed by Colorado-based ﬁ rm Berglund Architects, the glasshouse comprises six bedrooms (including two primary suites), nine baths, a ﬁnished basement lounge, and an 8-car garage with plenty of room for all your high horsepower toys. The minute denizens walk in the front door, they’ll be captivated by ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a magical setting. Resort amenities include a world-class inﬁ nity pool and spa overlooking Lake Kinnelon, an incredible full outdoor kitchen and ﬁ replace, and a designer-made bar.
44-E Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach Twp$5,199,000 / Joy Luedtke / Joy Luedtke Real Estate / joyislbi.com
This Sandy Island Sanctuary sits on 127 feet of sandy beach frontage and features deep water dockage for yachts and ocean toys. The Jay Madden-designed home features stunning interiors, designer furnishings, and Control4 smart home electronics. Highlights include a custom gunite pool and waterfall spa, automatic Hunter Douglas blinds, linear ﬁ replace, WOLF and Sub-Zero appliances, custom Wood-Mode cabinetry, and wide plank white oak ﬂooring throughout. The custom tile selections in the bathrooms are adorned with Serena & Lilly wallpaper, Nantucket wainscoting, custom shower glass doors, and Kohler, Grohe, and Duvarit sinks and ﬁ xtures. Soaring ceil-ings and walls of glass frame unobstructed bay views for endless sunsets, while a large pergola with an outdoor bar is loaded with luxuries like a mini-fridge, sink, grill, and TV cabana.
29 Hance Road, Fair Haven
$4,449,000 / Kerrin O’Brien / O’Brien Realty kerrinobrien.com
Nestled along one of the most desirable water-front properties in Monmouth County, this grand
country manor rests on 2.5 acres along the banks of the Navesink River. A soft blue facade with crisp white window casings complements the serene river setting, and interior luxuries pamper denizens with towering 10-foot ceilings, wide plank wood ﬂooring, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen with top-end designer appliances, a large center island, and custom cabinetry. Restau-rants, cafés, public parks, beaches, and beach clubs are only min-utes away, but the locale feels like a secluded slice of paradise.
165 63rd Street, Avalon
$14,950,000 / Robert J. Scully Jr / Ferguson Dechert Real Estate / fdrealestate.com
Located on the ocean in Avalon’s tranquil south end, this magniﬁcent home was built by Brandywine Developers and is bursting with luxuries. Set on an oversized lot with exquisite views, this oceanfront oasis off ers more than 4,800 square feet of elegant living space, characterized by graceful archways and vaulted ceilings that combine classic design with tantalizing vistas of the ocean. The grand ﬂ owing layout includes six cavernous bedrooms, ﬁ ve full bathrooms and two pow-der rooms, and a large swimming pool.
THE METROPOLITAN LOFTS 11 Dehart Street / Morristown verisresidential.com
The newest addition to luxury living in historic Morristown and just minutes from the Morristown Station, this contemporary rental property from MHS Architecture is brimming with top-end amenities. Th e apartments were designed to maintain an extraordinary level of privacy, security, and serenity, and boast spacious open-concept fl oor plans, nine-foot ceilings, and expansive terraces. Gourmet kitchens pamper home chefs with dark-espresso cabinetry, white-quartz countertops, glass backsplashes, garbage disposals, and ENERGY STAR stainless steel appliances, while bathrooms are fi lled with sleek Moen fi xtures, marble vanities, double sinks, and porcelain tiling. Units are also equipped with large laundry closets and full-sized, front-loading washers and dryers.
Sizzle burgers or salmon patties in the open air on the 2,500-square-foot rooftop with BBQs and lounge seating, or work on your swing in the on-site golf simulator. Th ere’s also a state-of-the-art fi tness center with strength-training equipment, cardio machines, TRX, and SYNRGY360, plus a dedi-cated yoga studio featuring Fitness On Demand. Listings in March ranged from $4,397 to $4,815 for a two-bed, two-bath.