The Sanctuary, a three-story wellness center dedicated to rejuvenation and active living at the Solaia condominium in North Bergen, NJ, is the perfect moniker for the kind of upscale, spa-like lifestyle buyers have found at the luxury 15-story building.
Perfectly designed, facing the historic Palisades Cliffs and inspired by its majesty and tranquility, the 10,000 square foot resort-like facility 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 hot tub, and dressing rooms with personalized residents’ lockers. It has created a balanced lifestyle at Solaia that’s unmatched on the New Jersey Hudson River Gold Coast and a major reason why homebuyers like David Stern have been attracted to the building since its launch.
Mr. Stern is a local resident who had lived in an apartment in West New York’s Port Imperial and grew to love the vibrant, lifestyle of the Hudson River waterfront and its great access to Manhattan.
“I love this area and wanted to make a more permanent commitment,” Mr. Stern said. “When I decided to move, I focused my search entirely on this area. I wanted a larger, more modern space with big windows and I wanted to stay near New York City and in proximity to the NY Waterway ferry. Amenities were also a huge deal.”
Mr. Stern visited an array of local luxury condo buildings, and upscale apartments in in West New York, Cliffside Park and Weehawken.
Solaia stood high above the rest in terms of offering the resort-like living Mr. Stern was in search of. The building’s full suite of amenities includes The Sanctuary, along with a co-working space with private conference room, and a resident 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.
“The amenities at Solaia are second to none and that’s what ultimately sealed the deal for me,” added Mr. Stern, who purchased a two-bedroom, two-bath home at the boutique building located at 8701 Churchill Road, minutes from NY Waterway’s Port Imperial Ferry Terminal.
“I’ve been here just eight or nine weeks and I’ve used the spa and/or gym four or five times per week at a minimum. Having 24-hour access is great for my schedule. The shared workspace area is great, and I’ve already made use of the party room for a party I hosted here. The three large gas grills and the two fire pits are amazing. There’s also a great roof deck space with tables that is quiet and relaxing!”
The unrivaled amenity package at Solaia is the perfect additive to the modern, light-filled residences which 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.
“I love the open floorplan and beautiful cabinetry in the kitchen,” added Mr. Stern.
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 building boasts a mix of 70 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.
Solaia has been developed by award-winning Skyline Development Group which tapped The Marketing Directors as its exclusive marketing and sales agent. The highly acclaimed team has made a great impression on homeowners with an elevated level of customer service and attention to its buyers’ needs.
“Linda Nassaney of The Marketing Directors was the salesperson I dealt with most of the time, and she was terrific,” Mr. Stern complimented. “Louis Mont, the developer, and Cheryl Byrne, the Director of Sales for Skyline Development, were incredible from the start. They couldn’t have been more accommodating and eager to please throughout the purchasing process. And the fact that they are still so attentive a couple of months after the closing is a testament to their integrity. My friends are jealous, especially those who have visited me.”
Solaia is perfectly situated between Edgewater and Weehawken to take 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. Lifestyle destinations such as Whole Foods and Starbucks are nearby. Its transit-rich location has long attracted those commuting to New York City for business and pleasure who appreciate its proximity to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Hudson Bergen Light Rail and NY Waterway Port Imperial Ferry Terminal.
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 to experience the amenities and fully furnished model residences, please call 201-548-8000 or visit www.LiveSolaia.com. The onsite sales office is located at 8701 Churchill Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047.