It is rare when both restoration and reimagination occur under the same roof, when one home embodies two eras — classic and modern. Enter 828 Park Avenue: Comprised of four spectacular condominium units, with only two still for sale, this historical Hoboken brownstone has quite a story to tell. From its charming former life as a single-family to its current incarnation as an expanded collection of luxury residences, 828 Park Avenue’s evolution is one for the ages.
The original brownstone’s facade was carefully restored, while the interior was completely renovated, and the empty lot next door once used as a driveway became the foundation for a fantastic addition. Four stories tall and uniquely 32 feet wide, 828 Park Avenue is a stunning mix of old and new.
An elegant lobby with an elevator, providing direct and secure access to each residence, is located on the ground floor, as well as deeded private storage for each unit. Bicycle and stroller storage is also available and a DoorBird video intercom system affords security and smart device compatibility.
Inside, the turn-of-the-last-century quarters characteristic of historical brownstones fall away to reveal wide open floor plans and extraordinary light and air. Each three-bedroom residence occupies a full floor and the main living space is an uninterrupted field of floor-to-ceiling windows and five-inch wide European white oak hardwood floors, spanning the full 32-foot width of the building.
Each residence also offers the ultimate urban luxury — private outdoor space. Units 1 and 2 have lush landscaped private yards; Units 3 and 4 have chic roof decks. And entertaining is extremely easy as each is equipped with a Coyote natural gas grill plus a refrigerator and sink.
Kitchens are sleek and minimalist with a mix of materials and textures in a natural palette. Custom Italian Unix cabinetry meets the ceiling for a clean look and the Romano white Quartz countertops and backsplash are a nice bright contrast. The Miele kitchen appliance suite is almost entirely integrated, save for the stainless steel range and hood, and even includes a 36-bottle wine refrigerator.
Baths maintain the minimalist aesthetic, entirely clad in large format tile with contemporary wall-mounted fixtures. The wooden wall-hung vanity features two sinks, complementing two mirrors, and the glass-enclosed shower is slick and frameless.
All three bedrooms are arranged at the back of the residence and also feature floor-to-ceiling windows. And the master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet. Additional apartment perks include a full-size Electrolux washer and dryer, built-in speakers in the kitchen and dining, and central heat and air.
Designed by John Nastasi of Nastasi Architects, 828 Park leaves no detail to be desired: flooring is highly soundproofed, all units are smart wired, and the building is wired for optimal cable and high-speed internet. Also on-site is a stormwater management tank and emergency back-up generator.
Two units are still available at 828 Park Avenue. Unit 2 is listed for $1,649,000 and Unit 4, the penthouse, is $1,699,000.