Located on the Hudson River waterfront, a charming colonial home blends history with modern amenities. This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home is currently owned by 15-time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera. Constructed in 1911, the significant property covers over 5,000 square feet of space. The home is one of only three sizeable colonials positioned on Boulevard East.
Upon entering the home, guests are greeted by a formal foyer with 10-foot ceilings. The entryway has several quintessential colonial features. Detailed moldings ornament the vaulted ceilings, adding to the classic allure. Stained glass windows add visual dimension and color to the bright space.
The living area showcases a marble fireplace, paying homage to the pre-war roots of the home. The formal living room leads into a den/office space with glass paneled doors. The additional workspace then flows into a blue-stone terrace. This outdoor space is perfect for hosting guests, enjoying open-air dinners, and taking in the views of New York City skyscrapers across the river.
Just across the hallway, there is a formal dining room intended for hosting gatherings with friends and family. The entire home has been designed as a comfortable, communal space. The interior is a perfect exemplification of blending style with a functional floor plan and layout.
On the upper two floors, the home boasts four large bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The Juliette balcony on the upper level is one of the most memorable elements in the home. The sweeping skyline views and panoramic vistas of the Hudson are undoubtedly what set this property apart.
Countless significant details have been preserved and restored throughout the years. A recent two-story addition was built by the current owners to expand the spacious floor plan. This new add-on includes a supersized chef’s eat-in kitchen and a junior bedroom suite. Other modern upgrades include comprehensive five-zone climate control, a heated Gunite swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, and a billiards room.
Designed with entertainment as a primary goal, the outdoor space is as well-planned as the interior. The backyard space is enclosed by motorized steel gates for optimal privacy. For visitors, there is a large guest suite available. The home also includes a four-car driveway and a detached two-car garage.
7707 Blvd East, North Bergen is listed by Angela Cucinello at Coldwell Banker for $1,750,000.
Listing: 7707 Boulevard East, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047 [Coldwell Banker]