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Awarded for Excellence in Preservation by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, 7 Kensington Avenue is a Victorian mansion, built in the 1890s, and a rare opportunity to own a historic property.
The grand, Queen Anne-style home sits proudly on the corner of Kensington and Bergen Avenues and immediately welcomes with a large, inviting front porch. Seven bedrooms and four baths are arranged into a four family, and although the house is divided, each apartment’s historical details remain intact.
A commanding entryway sets the tone, revealing hardwood floors with inlaid ribbon details, coffered ceilings, and intricate millwork moldings, while the staircase is the architectural heart of the home — solid and substantial, its grandeur also features antique stained glass windows winding toward a cathedral ceiling.
The historical details continue with four fireplace/mantle pieces, detailed plasterwork, pocket doors, and 13 of the aforementioned antique stained glass windows. The master bathroom is even clad in classic white subway tile with a penny round floor.
Original gives way to new only where it matters most and buyers can count on a new roof and new boilers, as well as four separate meters. And despite Jersey City’s recent property tax revaluation, real estate taxes for this home remain low.
A private side yard adds charm while parking adds convenience and this exceptional home is ideally situated just south of McGinley Square and just east of Lincoln Park. The Journal Square Transportation Center/PATH station is less than one mile away and numerous bus lines are easily accessible. The surrounding neighborhood is a burgeoning scene of restaurants and shops.
7 Kensington Avenue is a unique offering, as flexible as it is enormous and as versatile as it is traditional. This award-winning Victorian mansion has been so lovingly preserved, the next residents have the chance to cherish its architectural past well into the future.
7 Kensington Avenue is asking $1,350,000. For more information, contact Melanie Bednash at 201.873.1258.
Listing: 7 Kensington Avenue, Jersey City
Agent/Brokerage: Melanie Bednash/Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
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7 Kensington Avenue, Jersey City