Elegant Pre-War Residence with Lincoln Park Views, Once the Setting for a Hollywood Movie, For Sale Close to Jersey City’s Journal Square


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For sale: Unit A5, 131 Kensington Avenue, Jersey City.

Now for sale in the grand Gloria Gables, a Meditteranean-inspired Art Deco building at 131 Kensington Avenue, this classic residence is an impeccably maintained, elegant condo to call home. Unit A5 totals 1,773 square feet across three bedrooms, two baths, and sprawling living spaces; close to acclaimed schools, overlooking the quiet and gorgeous tree-lined promenade of Lincoln Park and nestled in the historic West Side neighborhood just south of Journal Square.

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Gloria Gables, 131 Kensington Avenue, Jersey City.

The pre-war apartment boasts many original and thoughtfully restored details: inlaid hardwood floors, plaster moldings, and picture rails, as well as original doors and hardware throughout, including three sets of beautiful French doors which separate the living areas from the central, gracefully arched hallway.

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Central hallway.

At the heart of this exquisite home is a 22-foot living area with a spectacular bay of five windows whose southern exposure coupled with the nine-foot ceilings creates wonderful light and air.

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Living room bay windows.

In the style of a Manhattan classic six, Unit A5 is comprised of multiple spacious rooms, including an impressive formal dining room and a separate modern kitchen outfitted with rich wood cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a large pantry — an ideal layout for entertaining.

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Dining room.
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Both full baths are pre-war perfect with white subway tile surrounds, a chair rail of white beadboard, and classic black and white geometric floor tile.

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Bedrooms are also spacious and light-filled with traditional radiators capped by charming covers throughout (common charges also include heating costs).

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One of three bedrooms.

This stunning residence was also the setting for the 2009 movie “Two Lovers,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Isabella Rossellini, and it is easy to see why. As much the perfect cinematic backdrop as it is a beautifully refined residence, Unit A5 is a rare find.

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Building lobby.

131 Kensington Avenue is an elevator building, offering a common laundry room, on-site super, and a common garden with BBQ grills, plus an immaculate lobby exemplifying the Mediterranean-inspired Art Deco period architecture. Ideally located next to the crown jewel of the Hudson County Park System, 131 Kensington benefits from the nine-hole golf course, multiple sports courts and fields, walking paths and nature trails, weekly farmer’s market, and the iconic pond and central fountain of Lincoln Park. The West Side is also a vibrant neighborhood of restaurants, shops, and services and offers easy access to buses and the Journal Square PATH station.

Unit A5 at 131 Kensington Avenue is asking $499,000.

For more information and to schedule a showing, contact Leda Duif at 201-653-8000 (office), 917-402-1152 (cell), or [email protected]. Or stop by the open houses on Saturday, November 16th, and Saturday, November 23rd, from 1-3 p.m.

Listing: 131 Kensington Avenue Unit A5, Jersey City
Asking: $499,000
Agent/Brokerage: Leda Duif/Sawyer Smith Residential


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