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Standing four stories tall in a line of 19th-century brick row houses, 654 Jersey Avenue, with brownstone steps ascending to a New Orleans-style front porch, is a rare opportunity to own a restored single-family home with historical details on one of Downtown Jersey City’s most loved and picturesque blocks.
Located between 7th and 8th Streets and just steps from Hamilton Park, the tree-lined street feels quietly removed from the city and the intricate ironwork along the railings and the front porch sets this row apart and seems to conjure an enchanted old world character.
The home was built in 1865, and inside, original details abound alongside renovations for a modern lifestyle. A traditional foyer opens into the main floor parlor where a high ceiling, thick plaster moldings, a marble fireplace front and mantle, and an ornate plaster ceiling medallion are just the start of the historical aesthetic.
Light hardwood floors run throughout and the house features three bedrooms and three full bathrooms across four floors of living space plus a private backyard.
Where centuries truly collide is in the kitchen. Another marble fireplace (there are four total in the home) and plaster moldings live with ample white cabinets, a grey Caesarstone countertop, a marble backsplash, and stainless steel appliances including a gas range, double oven, and wine refrigerator. The warmth of the reclaimed wood island ties the time periods together and is an eye-catching centerpiece of the room.
At the rear end of the kitchen, two large windows and the door leading outside let in wonderful light. Both a Brazilian Ipe wood deck and a blue stone patio build out this backyard oasis that is beautifully landscaped and ideal for any time outside day or night.
A grand staircase leads upstairs to the second level bedrooms and bathroom. One more floor up, there is a third bedroom and full bath. All bathrooms have been renovated with elegant finishes and traditional materials like hexagonal floor tiles and subway tiles lining the shower in a running bond pattern. And on the lower level is an additional living space complete with exposed brick and the third full bath.
Beyond this charming brick row house, there is a vibrant family-oriented neighborhood with plenty of restaurants, good schools, and Hamilton Park’s activities and events, including a weekly farmers market from May through November. 654 Jersey Avenue is also convenient to Jersey City’s easy commute via PATH train, ferry, or the Holland Tunnel. This exquisite home is asking $1,725,000 and is simply the perfect slice of 19th-century architecture modernized for a new era.
To see 654 Jersey Avenue, contact Maria ‘Carme’ de Sagun at 678-770-1400 or [email protected].
Listing: 654 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
Agent/Brokerage: Maria ‘Carme’ de Sagun/Coldwell Banker
[gmap height=”250px”]654 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302[/gmap]
654 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City