Historic buildings are often converted for modern use, but bridging this gap in ways never before considered and coming soon to Hoboken is The Raphael. Designed by New York architects French, Dixon & DeSaldern and built in 1890 as the First Baptist Church, the property at 901 Bloomfield Street has been dramatically reimagined as a collection of six expansive residences, rivaling any modern architectural marvel and offering coveted luxury rarely, if ever, attained.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, The Raphael is an exquisite turn-of-the-last-century structure in the grand Romanesque style. And spacious is an understatement with five floors, just six residences, 15,314 interior square feet, and 1,050 exterior square feet. Two residences at The Raphael are two bedrooms, totaling 1,700 square feet or more, and the remaining four residences are three-bedrooms-plus, ranging from 2,200 to over 3,500 square feet.
The Raphael is akin to a fairytale. An actual turret offers an additional third-floor space for Residence Three and the original bell tower is now a studio loft connected to Residence Five by way of a private outdoor terrace. Residence One intrigues with a secret wine cellar, while Residence Two’s third bedroom is distinguished by its unique original oval shape. Access to Residence Four is via the original gate and covered porch and European-like vistas are enjoyed from either large outdoor terrace in Residence Six.
Every home offers original one-of-a-kind architectural details — the gentle curves of oval-shaped rooms and arched windows, double-height and pitched ceilings — and exceptional modern finishes, including six-inch and eight-inch wide-plank oak floors, oversized windows, Lutron smart home lighting, five-speaker surround sound, and enviable walk-in closets and storage space.
Kitchens are both superbly refined and extremely functional. Italian-inspired custom cabinetry, Taj Quartzite counters, a spectacular kitchen island with waterfall edge, and a coordinating Taj Quartzite backsplash complement a full suite of state-of-the-art appliances: Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, Wolf range, and Miele under-counter microwave and dishwasher. The custom stainless steel range hood is fully vented and thoughtful bells and whistles include pull-out cutting boards, silverware and knife drawers, and built-in pantries.
The luxury of the master suites cannot be overstated and the master baths, in particular, are tranquil private spaces. Designer tiles by AKDO provide a serene seamless look punctuated by bold gold fixtures by Duravit and Hansgrohe. Perlato soaking tubs stand separately from glass-enclosed showers with digital thermostat control. And heated floors top the list of luxe touches.
The Raphael is in the beautiful heart of the Mile Square City and ideally located for a fully realized lifestyle. Historic Bloomfield Street offers immediate access to elegant dining, shopping, and recreation along the magnificent Hudson River waterfront and transportation options abound. Resident parking is also available one block from The Raphael in the Hoboken Uptown Garage.
The Raphael is an extraordinary residential offering, breathing an enlightened aesthetic into an exclusive lifestyle and befitting its namesake. Please visit theraphael.com and for more information, please contact exclusive agent Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty at 201-681-6191 or [email protected]. And follow us on Instagram: @theraphaelhoboken