Monday, June 28, 2010

House Between the Park and Willow Bridges between 15th and 16th

Ever wonder about that house that is just north of what will be the new new park on 1600 Park?  The interior looks amazing.  Is the developer going for a long shot?  What is it like to live between those two bridges.  Ever wonder what he did with the inside?  Here are some pics and the story that appeared in the Hoboken Reporter's Palisade magazine.

Folks watching this house go up between the Park Avenue and Willow Avenue Bridge in a pie shaped lot with an industrial landscape for a backyard, it inspired questions like what is this thing, and what could this guy be thinking?

Well, the local developer who envisioned it as a home for himself says it's a "prime location for a single guy---immediate access to the city by bus, tunnel, or ferry."  A car buff, he has ground-floor cars, and a motorcycle.

It's a light and airy four-story structure fashioned from brick, steel, and cinderblocks with blond wood floors and windows on three sides of the triangle.  The second floor features a kitchen, living room and dining room, in a loft-like design.  The house has a master suite with walk-in closet and private bath, two guest rooms, five bathrooms, (four marble and one granite), an exercise area, laundry room, and five flat-screen TVs strategically placed throughout the house.  There are two gas fireplaces, a huge one in the living room and a smaller one in the master suite.  Each guest bedroom has its own bathroom.  You can take the elevator, but the stairs are beautiful with oak treads and handrails of polished steel and cables like a suspension bridge.

The floors are radiant heat and zone heating and air conditioning regulate the temperature throughout the building.  The owner confesses that he never uses the kitchen.  Nevertheless, it's fully loaded with two separate dishwashers, a wine cooler, and the most modern appliances, just like a "nice suburban house,:" he says.

"I add color with art", says the owner, who collects art from all over the world. He describes the space as "minimal modern eclectic". 

Teh dining room table is a beautiful piece of rugged wood handcrafted by furniture maker who  works out of the Neumann Leather Hobken.

A terrace off the living room faces west and one off the master suite faces the river.  The owner says he "spent extra on windows for sound proofing" because he was so close to bridge traffic, but in the end he found that "get more traffic on Washington Street.  Here they go over the bridge, and they're gone."

Information provided by Donna Antonucci
Prudential Castle Point Realty
203 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030

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