Solaia, the collection of 70 upscale condominiums and 10,000 square feet of spa-like amenities in Hudson County’s North Bergen, has enjoyed a flurry of sales throughout the normally slow holiday and winter season.
The boutique 14-story building located in Palisades Cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline recorded eight new sales in a recent six-week period, according to developer Skyline Development Group.
The sales, including several to former New York City residents, totaled more than $10 million and elevated the property to 35% sold, with most of those homes already closed and occupied.
Included in the burst of activity was one of the most significant sales to date at the building, a three-bedroom penthouse home with private outdoor space that sold for a record $2 million.
“The recent activity underscores the appeal of this unique residential building and the confidence buyers have in its enduring quality and value,” Louis Mont, CEO of Skyline Development Group, said. “Contributing to that is our location in a municipality with the lowest real estate tax rate in Hudson County, a financial benefit that we’ve enhanced by working with preferred lenders to offer qualified buyers below market-rate financing for a limited time. What’s more, North Bergen’s revised master plan restricts future development across from our property to three stories, protecting the building’s sensational views for our homeowners. We are really excited as we approach the spring selling season.”
Solaia features a mix of well-appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with just seven Manhattan-facing residences per floor. Most homes have private outdoor space. Available layouts include a two-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan with a flexible bonus room that can be used as a home office, den or bedroom. Residences at the building are priced from the $600,000s, according to the Marketing Directors, Solaia’s exclusive sales and marketing agent.
Designed by renowned architectural firm Architectura and curated by Doni Douglas, Solaia fully maximizes its natural surroundings on an elevated, secluded street adjacent to the historic Palisades Cliffs and overlooking the Hudson River. The light-filled residences feature expansive, energy-efficient windows, dark espresso flooring, in-home full-size washer and dryer, and living rooms with gas fireplaces, along with smart lights, thermostats and Latch keyless entry to homes and amenity spaces for everyday convenience.
Kitchens offer custom Italian cabinetry, SapienStone countertops with waterfall islands and GE Café Wi-Fi enabled appliances. Master bedrooms call attention to custom closet systems and five-fixture en-suite master baths with Seedwood tile feature walls and oversized soaking tubs.
With a 10,000-square-foot amenity center, Solaia was designed as a holistic approach to balanced living. Highlighting the spa-infused offering is the Sanctuary, a three-story wellness center dedicated to rejuvenation and active lifestyles for exclusive use of the residents and their guests.
Other amenities include a coworking space with private conference room, and a resident lounge featuring a fireplace, billiards, demonstration kitchen and event space. Outside, there’s a dog run and a cliffside roof deck with a custom outdoor kitchen, barbecues, dining areas, firepits and lounge seating.
“Solaia delivers a fresh approach to condominium living along the New Jersey Gold Coast,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of the Marketing Directors. “The developer has truly created a residential oasis, pairing beautiful living spaces with an amenity offering unlike any other found in the area.”
Solaia is perfectly situated between Edgewater and Weehawken to take advantage of New Jersey Gold Coast living. 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.