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By Zahra Al-Kateb | June 4 2015
Bigger isn’t necessarily better in the battle for the world’s ultra-luxury condominium buyers. Lennar, one of the nation’s leading home builders, has countered the monolithic skyscrapers rising in Manhattan with a boutique residential property on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River that is decidedly more intimate and private than its counterparts across the river, though equally modern and luxurious.
1000 Avenue at Port Imperial features just 74 residences in a seven-story, glass-encased building on the waterfront facing midtown Manhattan. Only a limited offering of homes remain available for sale as buyers have responded to the building’s chic lifestyle offering that blends modern, urban living with upscale hotel-inspired amenities and services and a location convenient to Manhattan, area airports and other cultural and recreational centers.
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 New Jersey Transit bus service, the Hudson Bergen Light Rail, and Newark International and Teterboro Airports.
Residents don’t have to leave home, however, to enjoy a lifestyle rich in luxury and service. The building’s all-glass façade provides stunning 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 lifestyle 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 include one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,472 to 2,188 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 spectacular sweeping views.
For more information on 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial and to schedule a private tour of a furnished model home, visit www.theavenuecollectionnj.com, or call 201-210-0099.
(Source: The Avenue Collection)