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For those who appreciate unique architectural achievements and admire magnificent artistry, this rare residence in downtown Jersey City is sure to impress.
The historic building has been meticulously reinvented and restored to present the most exceptional factory conversion in Jersey City. Previously home to a glass and bottle factory, the property’s original section was built c.1910 with the contemporary addition in 2007. The entire residence was renovated between 2013-2019, including a new roof in 2019, to curate the epitome of art and incomparable living.
Currently consisting of the Village West Gallery plus an expansive home, this remarkable property’s four floors – plus multiple terraces, roof deck, and basement – offer a total useable space of 9,886 square feet. The home currently encompasses two bedrooms, with the potential for five bedrooms, along with three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms throughout the floors.
Restored period features, such as the antique heart-pine stairway with brass risers, brass railings and newel posts, hand-restored original beams, c.1910 mahogany wood and glass bathroom doors, and the working vintage glass-enclosed freight elevator – that operates as a visual center from the basement through to the fourth floor – combine extraordinary history with creative genius.
Artisan craftsmanship has enriched the property with hand-painted murals, a stone waterfall wall that flows from the third floor to the second floor, plus imported and restored fixtures and fittings throughout. In addition to the charismatic interior, the tiled outdoor terraces and expansive roof deck offer residents private spaces to relax and enjoy NYC views.
The property is the first residential building in the US to feature the roof-installed Parans Lighting System of fiber-optic cables to deliver natural sunlight throughout the home. In accompaniment with the lighting system, soaring ceilings, large windows and skylights contribute to the light-filled atmosphere, which filters throughout the property’s multiple floors.
Prepare to be enthralled upon entering the first floor and discovering the breathtaking art gallery. This floor also includes an Art Nouveau style half-bathroom, plus a heated four-car garage with an electric vehicle charger.
The second floor offers residents an expansive space with a living room featuring grey and white marble diamond tiles, plus a wet bar with counter tops crafted from Azul Macauba stone with a leather finish, a wine cooler and refrigerator, dishwasher, and a Miele coffee-brewing station.
The front section of the second floor features original wide plank pine flooring with an office and gym space. The full bathroom is an art connoisseur’s dream with the imported wall tiles, a cast iron enameled tub, exhaust fan, and heated fog-free mirror, while the bedroom offers ample closet space and showcases a hand-painted mural.
Chefs will be delighted by the kitchen on the third floor. Prepare for a superior culinary experience where style meets functionality with the pro-style 4’wide 6 burner gas range with a grill and warming station, a 4′ wide SubZero refrigerator, disposal, farm-style sink, quartz counters, and custom cabinetry crafted by Jersey City’s Sandkamp Woodworks.
The kitchen flows to the dining area, while the living space contains a library that features a working wood-burning fireplace with a firescreen and fireplace mantle of inlaid stone, plus a sliding pocket wall for privacy. This living space leads to the tiled outdoor terrace, which overlooks the property’s putting green. The third floor also boasts a full bathroom with heated flooring, mahogany and stained-glass double door, a custom sink, and an oversized stall shower.
For residents who envision a luxurious primary suite, this home has been carefully curated to provide the ultimate private space. From the expansive cathedral ceilinged bedroom with skylights, generous walk-in closet, to the tiled outdoor terrace with staircases leading to the third-floor terrace and the property’s roof deck, the fourth floor is the perfect retreat.
The beautiful primary ensuite is the height of luxury with heated flooring, a restored chandelier, artistic décor, cast concrete sink, clawfoot enamel cast iron tub, spacious walk-in shower with no curb, and walls finished in Venetian plaster.
In addition to the tasteful restorations and creative décor, this property also offers numerous contemporary comforts such as the 5 zoned HVAC system and two washer/dryers throughout. The basement level with custom fabricated stairs provides additional storage space.
A property that encapsulates the meaning of ‘a work of art’, 331 Newark Avenue is asking $5,250,000.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Courtenay Batcha of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty at 201-400-3834 or [email protected] or Ingrid Hart at 201-320-8990 or [email protected].
Listing: 331 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Brokerage: Courtenay Batcha and Ingrid Hart of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty