From Historic Edison Invention Center to Boutique Apartment, The Mews at Edison Lofts is Now Open in West Orange

Mews At Edison Lofts 161 Main Street West Orange Exterior
Now available for rent: The Mews at Edison Lofts, 161 Main Street, West Orange.

Innovation is a West Orange tradition, and the historic spaces where Thomas Edison once conducted his groundbreaking research are now themselves seeing new life, new meaning, and new purpose as one of New Jersey’s most ambitious development projects, Edison Village. But even the most buzzworthy projects have their best-kept secrets.

And The Mews at Edison Lofts represents just that — a truly boutique residential experience of just 34 spacious one- and two-bedroom new construction homes nestled within Edison Village’s 21 transforming acres.

Mews At Edison Lofts 161 Main Street West Orange Kitchen Living Dining
Open floor plan.

The Mews at Edison Lofts is a niche component of the project, which has forged 334 rental units, 18,400 square feet of retail space, and a 630-space parking garage along Main Street out of the storied, century-old Thomas Edison Invention Factory and Commerce Center. That collection of retail will include various restaurant and café concepts in addition to unique local shops.

Edison first built his lab here in 1887 and would expand it over the next two decades to one million square feet of industrial space.

Today it’s this space that energizes residents with a modern lifestyle inspired by Edison’s scientific and industrial explorations. The Mews at Edison Lofts offers an enlightening package of resort-style amenities, such as the four-lane pool and state-of-the-art, 16,000-square-foot fitness center. There’s also a spa with sauna and steam for the ultimate in at-home indulgence.

Mews At Edison Lofts 161 Main Street West Orange Kitchen

You can relax in the sky lounge, challenge friends in the card room, or take in the sweeping New York City views from the rooftop lounge. Back inside, a game room, theater, and business center provide perfectly suited spaces for work or play. And speaking of space, residents here appreciate the combination of a parking garage, bike storage, and secure storage safes.

For real peace of mind, there’s a 24-hour doorman and a live-in superintendent. An interior loading dock makes move-ins and deliveries a piece of cake, while a building card system ensures easy access for residents.

Mews At Edison Lofts 161 Main Street West Orange Living Room
Open floor plan.

But the most stunning spaces of all may well be the residences themselves. These apartment homes combine spacious layouts with contemporary style, featuring loft windows, hardwood floors, pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances, and gleaming, luxurious bathrooms.

Mews At Edison Lofts 161 Main Street West Orange Bathroom

The location of The Mews at Edison Lofts leaves nothing to be desired. Sure, it’s just across the street from Thomas Edison National Historic Park, with its museum, libraries, and open green space. But more importantly, it’s convenient to NJ Transit trains and right in the middle of numerous restaurants, parks, and shops. There’s a Whole Foods nearby, or, if you prefer, a Shop-Rite, and even the Orange Farmers Market.

Limited availability remains at The Mews at Edison Lofts, with one-bedroom, one-bath homes starting at $1,938 per month and two-bedroom, two-bath homes from $2,677.

The Mews at Edison Lofts is located at 161 Main Street in West Orange; for more information, visit or to schedule a tour call 973-996-1166 or email [email protected].


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