Solaia, the upscale condominium building in North Bergen, NJ, has quickly carved out a significant place in New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast luxury market, according to Ingrid Hart of Sotheby’s International Realty, a real estate professional with over 29 years of experience selling signature residential properties from Fort Lee to Jersey City. Ms. Hart details the incredible client feedback of Solaia, pointing out how the 15-story building has had great appeal to a broad range of sophisticated buyers seeking an upscale lifestyle right outside of Manhattan.
“I started bringing clients to Solaia during its pre-sales period and sold the first home to close at the building,” Ms. Hart said. “The interest I’ve seen during the early part of the sales process has been from buyers who want to be close to New York City, but also want homes with more interior space and high-quality finishes, great amenities and parking. This includes everyone from empty nesters downsizing from larger single-family homes to young single professionals looking for a vibrant environment.”
Neatly tucked against the historic Palisades Cliffs directly opposite from the activity-rich Hudson River waterfront, Solaia addresses these demands with a collection of 70 oversized condominiums, 10,000 square feet of world-class, spa-like amenities and a location near the NY Waterway ferries into Manhattan from Port Imperial, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, as well as minutes from the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel. Developed by award-winning Skyline Development Group, the eye-catching building has also struck a chord with buyers who appreciate its attention to detail, fine craftsmanship and attractive aesthetic.
“My clients have been impressed by the building and how it blends into the surrounding geography and has been designed to create a serene living environment,” Ms. Hart added. “For example, its incredible amenity package faces the picturesque cliffs to create a resort-like escape away from River Road. While Solaia is in the heart of all that makes Gold Coast living so special, it also provides an escape from the hustle and bustle.”
“They appreciate how Skyline Development Group has gone above and beyond to ensure high quality construction by utilizing the finest materials and finishes. The developer also provides superior customer service to make the sales process as smooth as possible and address any buyer concerns.”
The introduction of Solaia has made quite an impact on the Hudson County market, which has seen an increased buyer pool in the wake of COVID and the threat of increasing interest rates as potential purchasers both locally and from New York City head to the waterfront to find quality, value, space and luxury, Ms. Hart pointed out. A recently reduced tax rate also makes North Bergen a bargain when compared to surrounding communities.
“While it may take a little time to educate buyers on North Bergen, once they see the township, they’re fully convinced it’s an attractive option to escape the congestion of Manhattan to a luxury home,” according to Ms. Hart. “This is a walkable neighborhood that’s minutes from all the delights on the Hudson River waterfront, including shops, fine dining, recreation and mass transit into New York City. “
Ms. Hart has nearly three decades of international real estate experience and has completed $480 million in sales in New Jersey, New York and Canada. She is an expert in the Jersey Gold Coast market overlooking the New York City skyline, as well as selling signature properties in Bergen, Hudson and Essex Counties.
Solaia boasts a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes with just seven private east-facing homes per floor. Most residences have private outdoor space and a select number of two-bedroom homes includes a den. The residences are available for immediate occupancy and priced starting in the $600,000’s with incredible limited-time incentives.
Designed by renowned Fort Lee-based architectural firm Architectura, Solaia fully maximizes its natural surroundings and unique location with dramatic Hudson River and New York City skyline views. The light-filled residences feature expansive, double-pane windows, dark espresso flooring, and living rooms with gas fireplaces, along with Smart lights, thermostats, and Latch keyless entry for everyday convenience. Kitchens boast custom Italian cabinetry, SapienStone countertops with waterfall islands, and GE Café Wi-Fi enabled appliances, and master bedrooms call attention to custom closet systems and five-fixture en-suite master baths with Seedwood tile feature walls and soaking tubs.
“Many of the appointments have been imported from Italy, giving the homes a European Flair,” said Lou Mont, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skyline Development Group.
The world-class indoor and outdoor amenities at Solaia deliver a spa-inspired lifestyle that’s unlike any other found on New Jersey’s Gold Coast. Designed to provide the perfect balance between health and wellness, the full suite of recreational and social amenities is highlighted by The Sanctuary, a three-story wellness center dedicated to rejuvenation and active lifestyles, for exclusive use of the residents and their guests. It features a fully equipped fitness center with 18 ft ceilings, TRX and boxing, and a steam room, sauna, experiential rain shower, Himalayan salt inhalation therapy room with infrared relaxation stations, jetted vitality tub, and dressing rooms with personalized residents’ lockers.
Other amenities include a co-working space with private conference room, and an Owner’s lounge featuring a fireplace, billiards, demonstration kitchen and event space. Outside, there’s also a dog run and a cliffside roof deck with a custom outdoor kitchen, BBQs, dining areas, firepits and lounge seating.
Located at 8701 Churchill Road between Edgewater and Weehawken, Solaia takes advantage of New Jersey Gold Coast living. Just minutes away are eclectic offerings of dining, shopping, lifestyle essentials and waterfront recreational and nightlife pursuits in Edgewater, Weehawken, North Bergen and Hoboken. Destinations such as Whole Foods and Starbucks are nearby.
Less than five minutes from Solaia is the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, an expansive 167-acre cliff top oasis that offers endless recreational facilities, nature trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and more, all set against the backdrop of the New York City skyline.
For additional information on Solaia and to schedule a visit, please call 201-548-8000 or visit www.LiveSolaia.com. The onsite sales office and fully-furnished model home are located at 8701 Churchill Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047.