Boutique Condo Living on the Hudson available at 1000 Avenue

Hudson River and New York City views stand out at 1000 Avenue, a collection of 74 luxury condominiums.

Hudson River and New York City views stand out at 1000 Avenue, a collection of 74 luxury condominiums.

Luxury living on the Hudson River waterfront doesn’t only come in the form of flashy high-rise buildings with homogenous designs. A growing number of discerning buyers are es-chewing the larger buildings in favor of boutique residential properties that offer a more inti-mate and private lifestyle.

1000 Avenue at Port Imperial, a collection of 74 condominium residences in a seven-story, glass-encased building on the Weehawken waterfront facing midtown Manhattan, continues to be the gold standard for these boutique residential communities on the New Jersey Gold Coast. Developed by Lennar, one of the na-tion’s leading home builders, the property delivers everything luxury buyers have come to expect from a modern, urban property. Yet it is the unique, chic vibe that makes the com-munity stand out, with hotel-inspired amenities, spacious new residences and dramatic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.

The building is set in the heart of Port Imperial, a two-mile stretch of waterfront featuring shops, restaurants, parks and a riverfront promenade that runs parallel from 33rd to 85th Street in Manhattan. Just steps away is the Port Imperial Ferry terminal — with service to midtown and downtown Manhattan. The Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, and George Washington Bridge are just minutes away. The New Jersey Turnpike and Route 3 are easily accessible, as is NJ Transit bus service and the Hudson Bergen Light Rail.

Residents don’t have to leave home, however, to enjoy a lifestyle rich in luxury and service. The building’s all-glass façade provides impressive skyline views stretching from The Freedom Tower to the George Washington Bridge. Designer finishes and appointments throughout the residences include Brazilian Chestnut hardwood floors in main living areas, and gourmet kitchens with a GE Monogram Appliance Suite including Pro Style Range, Avantium oven with SpeedCook Technology, direct-vented Avantium hood to outside air exhaust, and an Energy Star-rated refrigerator and dishwasher. Kitchens also feature under-counter wine coolers in select residences, Spazzi European cabinetry in a raked wood finish with integral handles, DalTile marble kitchen floors and marble backsplash, and granite counter tops.

Lennar has also fashioned a private suite of amenities to foster an upscale, hotel-like life-style within the intimate setting. A two-story lobby lounge with reception and 24-hour concierge welcomes residents and guests. There’s also a social room looking out onto New York City and a state-of-the-art fitness center with sauna and steam showers. For coveted outdoor space, a third-floor plaza overlooking the Manhattan skyline features an open lawn, seating areas, fire pit, sundeck, cooling sprays and a convenience kitchen. Fully-furnished guest suites are available for visiting friends and family.

Remaining residences at 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial are available for quick move-ins and include one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,472 to 1,979 square-feet; priced from $900,000. Large windows, private balconies/terraces and a dramatic third-floor outdoor plaza provide residents with desirable open-air space while maximizing the property’s sweeping views.

For more information on 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial and to schedule a private tour of a furnished model home, visit, or call 201-210-0099.

Interior designers display their hearts in Edgewater to fight Alzheimer’s

An architecture magazine and seven interior designers from New Jersey and New York have teamed up to put on a showcase in the borough and will donate its proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association’s greater New Jersey chapter.

2015-05-12_11-39-41Unlike many other showcases, each of the designers who participated had approximately nine weeks to transform an empty, nearly gutted, apartment on the first floor of the Pearl, an apartment building off River Street in Edgewater, and give it a singular feel.

The 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse opened earlier this month and will run until late June. It was put together by executives at Aspire Metro magazine.

“The luxury for these guys is that they could create a whole story for their apartment; give it their own personality,” said Amy Sneider, the editor-in-chief of the magazine. “The overall theme is really about urban living in Bergen County.”

Sneider said she felt that donating the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association’s greater New Jersey chapter was something all of the separate designers were drawn to, and she hopes the showcase’s contribution can make a difference.

All of the proceeds from the showhouse’s entrance fee and other items for sale will be donated to the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association chapter, Aspire Metro’s President Steven Mandel said.

Mandel said since the showhouse’s opening, nearly 1,000 people have attended and he hopes to raise $100,000 for donation.