The Search: Old World Charm

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From Major “Light Horse” Harry Lee’s victory during the Battle of Paulus Hook to Mayor Hague’s four decade reign over the city, Jersey City has played a significant role in the political and economic development of America. With this came some fairly incredible architecture.


Let’s take a look and see what architectural gems we can find on the market today:

614-5 Jersey Ave
$999,999

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This townhouse restoration in Hamilton Park has honored it’s bygone years. The requisite exposed brick and marble fireplaces are one thing, but the restored millwork and archway corbels set this place apart. Millwork restoration is a major undertaking but the results here are breathtaking. Add in the “coffered” exposed beam ceilings and this place transports you to another era.


305 York St #4
$2300/month

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This rental unit accommodates the more budget conscious architecture buffs. Definitely no recent renovation here, the apartment shows a century of wear. Underneath its rough surface are some spectacular hardwood floors and what I assume is a still functioning antique range. The location also positions it near some other architectural treasures.

 


73 Bentley Ave
$799k

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Here, a well maintained Doctor’s Row survivor reminds us of a time when craftsmen took pride in their work. The listing is potentially off the market, but beautiful nonetheless. Highlights include custom wood work throughout, built-in benches and bookcases, a grand staircase and prominently placed stained glass pieces. All this combined with the meticulously restored exterior makes this one of Jersey City’s finest.

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