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Real Estate Showcase -New Jersey and the Gold Coast

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HIGH LIFE ON THE HUDSON

Live the elegant resort life with midtown Manhattan just out your window at Henley on Hudson in Weehawaken, an anchor of Port Imperial’s celebrated mixed-use riverfront community. Henley is ultra-convenient, providing a quick ferry ride to NYC, light rail to all points on the Gold Coast, and shops and eateries are close at hand. Here on the verge of the great metropolis are the country-club comforts of the private Club at Henley, which features a stately lounge for reading, relaxing, or entertaining; a topnotch Fitness Center with yoga and pilates quarters, and a resort-style swimming pool with knockout views of the Manhattan skyline. A wide selection of condos, penthouses, and townhomes will range from the $800,000s to the high $2 millions for the largest waterfront spots; the condos and penthouses come in both single and two-story designs. OCCUPANCY FALL 2007.

Jean Villamin-Donato | 212-864-7788 | Lennar Urban

     
           
 

A SHORE THING

Life’s a beach on the Jersey Shore, all the more so if you land a condo at The Esperanza at Asbury Park, a glittering two-tower oceanside residential development. Dean Geibel, managing partner of Hoboken-based Metro Homes, sees the Esperanza setting a new standard of living in the rebirth of Asbury Park. The two towers, at 1101 Ocean Avenue, range in size from 545 square feet for studios to 3,000 square feet for four bedrooms. Residents will get hotel-style services and an array of top-shelf amenities, including a fitness center and spa, a rooftop pool with 23 poolside cabanas, and a children’s play area done in a shipwreck theme. Buyers will select their own finishes—traditional, classic, or contemporary. Prices start in the low $400,000s. OCCUPANCY, SPRING 2009.

Jacqueline Urgo | 888-498-1788 | The Marketing Directors

 
   
 
 
 

THE ZEN OF YOO

The glass towers with sweeping views up and down the Hudson would be enough to sell anyone on Aurora Over the Hudson in Cliffside Park, but Philippe Starck’s world-renown design makes it that much sweeter. This is the first venture into New Jersey of YOO by Starck, a firm that has put its mark on 23,000-plus residences in London, Sydney, and the Far East. All of the 131 two- and three-bedroom residences will have YOO by Starck-designed kitchens and bathrooms. The chic residents’ club boasts a spa, Zen lounge, grand salon, wine room. The YOO PLAZA is an ultra-cool space set off by entertainment and relaxation areas, lush gardens and a swimming pool with a hot tub looking out on the Manhattan skyline. Residences, priced from $1 million to $2.5 million, will range from 1,800 to 3,300 square feet. OCCUPANCY MID-2009.

Debbie Bertino |973-379-1900 x 108 | Pinnacle Companies and Sotheby’s Preferred Properties

 
       
         
 
“We’re seeing a tremendous amount of activity on the Jersey waterfront from young expanding families who can’t afford Manhattan,” says Neal Sroka, a senior vice president with Corcoran, noting that Jersey is selling in the low millions for 1,100 to 2,000 square feet, far below New York figures. “We’re also getting empty nesters from Short Hills and Summit and international buyers—not investors, but people who want to be on the water.”  
 


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