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There are plenty of homes in Jersey City with history behind them, but this three-bedroom, at 83 Bowers, is something special – a 2014 winner of the Excellence in Preservation Award, given in recognition of restoration, rehabilitation, repurposing, and reuse.
That means that this circa-1886 single-family home in The Heights offers old-world character and meticulous, lovingly restored period details rarely encountered elsewhere.
Even the exterior is breathtaking, with a brick-paved and gated front garden with a mature tree behind which a cornice, clapboard, and stoop beckon, along with bay windows on two floors. Using a 1939 photo from Jersey City’s tax records as a reference, the owners brought back the home’s original splendor which earned them an Excellence in Preservation Award from the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy.
Inside the expansive home you’ll discover details like moldings, marble mantles, hardwood floors, a winding staircase with the original railing intact, and a skylight.
Out back is a relaxing oasis with a lawn, mature plantings, stacked-stone raised planting beds, and a wooden deck. This backyard is accessible from a private alleyway–the only home on the block with one–which makes landscaping, entertaining, and general maintenance that much easier.
And what’s a historic home without a little history? During renovations, the homeowners found a German language newspaper, dated 1886, tucked inside one of the walls. Which is fitting considering The Heights at the time was home to a large German population, many of which worked the docks in Hoboken.
83 Bowers Street, in the heart of the Riverview Arts District, is steps away from NYC transit, and close to shopping, restaurants, and the farmer’s market. You can see it for yourself at an open house this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 pm, or contact Megan Gülick of Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage at 551-697-5158 or [email protected].
Listing: 83 Bowers Street, Jersey City
Agent: Megan Gülick / Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage