All about the view

Sharon McHugh
Friday 10 Apr 2009

N.J. condo tower with New York City skyline views nears completion

If you can’t afford to live in Manhattan, New Jersey’s Gold Coast might be a good alternative. The fast growing urban communities of Hoboken and Jersey City, situated on the Hudson River, are just a stone’s throw from New York City accounting for their growing desirability. One of the latest residential projects nearing completion in Jersey City is 77 Hudson, designed by New York based Cetra/Ruddy.

77 Hudson is comprised of two 49-storey towers - one with 420 homes and the other with 481 apartments - joined at the base by an 11 level parking garage. At first glance, the project appears as what it is - a dumbed down developer building where cost concerns rule the day. Yet, in spite of its bulky and rather non-descript appearance, Cetra/Ruddy was able to endow the project with a bit of panache as evidenced in the design of the units, which have a modern urban feel.

The apartments range in size from a 500-sq ft studio to a three bedroom penthouse unit and are priced from $500,000 to $2.75 million. All have open kitchens and spa-like baths. The kitchens feature Italian cabinetry, stone or quartz countertops and wood floors. The master baths are finished in light-toned materials and have chiseled quartz walls, wood vanities and double trough sinks.

Among the building’s amenities are an 8,300 sq ft spa/fitness center and a half-acre park located atop the building’s parking garage that features a heated outdoor swimming pool, a quarter-mile running track, a dog run and a barbeque pit.

Sharon McHugh
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