When Sam Witten and Kimberly Jeanette decided to move to Jersey City, they looked at a lot of buildings. Both are local small business owners — Kimberly is behind the Harborside vegan eatery Salt + Seed and Sam is a chef who handles the catering for Mack-Cali and other corporate clients — so they narrowed their sights on Downtown Jersey City, wanting to be close to work and on the water. During the exhaustive search, they were referred to 333 Grand at Liberty Harbor, and as quickly as they fell in love with the building, Sam and Kimberly signed a lease for a two-bed, two-bath apartment with a spectacular NYC view.
They fell in love with the architecture first. “It’s a beautiful building and really stands out — the way it wraps around the corner and the mix of brick and concrete,” Sam said. “It’s modern and timeless. It won’t look dated in 20 years.” Situated on the corner of Grand Street and Jersey Avenue, 333 Grand brings luxury one- and two-bedroom rental residences to the market plus a host of hotel-inspired amenities.
A concierge on-hand 24 hours a day in the grand building lobby makes just coming home feel like a hotel experience, and keyless entry enables easy and secure access to the elevators, apartments, and amenity spaces. “If you like the hotel living experience, 333 Grand did a great job,” Kimberly explained. “They didn’t spare anything, but it’s the best bang for your buck.”
The building’s subtle sophistication continues into the spacious residences that offer smart layouts, 10-foot ceilings, stunning views, luxe finishes, and tons of closet space. Many apartments also offer outdoor space. “Our favorite amenity is our balcony. We overlook the marina, the water, the skyline, and see the boats go out every day,” said Kimberly.
Luxurious plank flooring runs throughout and the oversized windows already have solar shades. Every home has a Bosch washer and dryer as well as an individual climate controlled heat and air conditioning system. Kitchens are chic spaces with contemporary European cabinetry, white Quartz countertops, and GE stainless steel appliances. Of course, a couple of food industry professionals would demand a certain kind of kitchen, and Sam and Kimberly couldn’t be happier with this one where they “love to cook and entertain” — a ringing endorsement.
Amenities abound at 333 Grand, not the least of which is the building’s central location downtown. “There are a lot more conveniences,” said Kimberly, listing one neighborhood service after the next nearby. And they also enjoy being so close to the City via either the PATH Train or ferry. The building also includes a two-story fitness center. “There is a beautiful gym with actual ballet barres installed,” Kimberly excitedly told Jersey Digs. “That’s not something you see everywhere.” Classes are also available.
Additional resort-inspired amenities include a golf simulator; a music room; a children’s playroom; a theater room; a residents’ lounge complete with a fireplace, bar area, and full kitchen; and an outdoor swimming pool plus hot tub.
The building really does have everything from conference rooms to an on-site pet spa and a bike room. Private storage, as well as on-site parking, is available, and an additional laundry area with commercial-sized washers and dryers is an added bonus beyond the in-home units.
Sam and Kimberly were quick to emphasize 333’s warm dedication to taking care of its residents and the elegant experience that begins before even setting foot inside the building. Every evening, exterior lanterns are hand-lit by the building staff — a charming old-world detail the residents appreciate that again illuminates the subtle sophistication of 333. Sam said it well, “The building is so much more than you think it’s going to be.”
Now available for rent at 333 Grand are one-bedroom, one-bath homes, as well as the two-bedroom, two-bath units. Prices start at $2,850, and additional special incentives may be available. For more information, visit 333GrandStreet.com, stop by the leasing office, open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or call 201-639-0333. You can also email [email protected].