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An architect’s own home is never anything less than magnificent and No. 294 is no exception. Situated on 5th Street in Downtown Jersey City’s charming and historic Harsimus Cove neighborhood, this 19th-century red brick townhouse has been thoughtfully transformed into a true masterpiece by a mindful architect who is also the home’s current owner. This home is waiting for the right buyer who has an appreciation for good design.
The single-family spans three stories and includes three private outdoor spaces. Ascend the front stoop to enter the home through a lively red front door and into the parlor, or second, level where period details like the original marble fireplace mantel reside alongside thoroughly modern touches like recessed lighting and custom cabinetry.
Completely renovated with the needs of today’s home chefs in mind but with a classic aesthetic, the kitchen is an elegant and functional expanse. Stainless steel lower cabinets and state-of-the-art appliances create a seamless look, including a unique pendant-style range hood. Upper cabinets are white and some include glass fronts. A marble countertop and backsplash cooly wraps around the space and the kitchen sink is framed by a large window overlooking the outdoor balcony — a lovely spot for morning coffee. And a breakfast bar featuring more built-in custom cabinetry leaves the whole level open and flexible.
Adjacent the kitchen, a traditional staircase leads downstairs where on the garden level a cozy den features exposed brick and a decorative cast iron stove. Additionally, on this level is a second room perfect for an office, home gym, or third bedroom and plenty of closet space.
Also adjacent the kitchen, warm Ash wood and steel combine to create a striking floating staircase illuminated by a skylight above. This architectural showpiece leads to the third floor which includes the master outfitted with a fantastic custom closet and a second bedroom.
The full bath on the third floor is clad in white subway tile and marble and includes a soaking tub as well as a chic floating vanity, but the true centerpiece is the standing shower. Completely tiled in a pearly sea foam mosaic and crowned by a skylight, the rain shower is a beautiful spa-worthy space.
Also off the master bedroom is a massive sunny terrace with a view to the backyard below. All three outdoor spaces — garden-level backyard, parlor-level balcony, third-floor terrace — are quiet and private, offering a view to the historic Sixth Street Embankment as well. And the landscaped backyard includes low-maintenance pavers and raised brick planters.
The home features central AC and a washer/dryer on the third floor plus a full laundry room on the garden level which is currently being used as storage.
294 5th Street is an architect’s gem nestled in coveted Harsimus Cove right off Jersey Avenue, close to the PATH as well as all Downtown restaurants, shops, and services.
The home is asking $1,250,000. For more information and to schedule a showing, contact Leda Duif at 201-653-8000 (office), 917-402-1152 (cell), or [email protected].
Listing: 294 5th Street, Jersey City
Agent/Brokerage: Leda Duif/Sawyer Smith Residential