Leasing launches at Birch House on Jersey City’s West Side, delivering stylish eco-friendly living inside and out

One of Jersey City’s most anticipated rental developments has arrived with the launch of leasing at Birch House, a collection of 337 expansive residences complemented by thoughtful amenities that emphasize nature and green space, according to a Thursday announcement from its developer, Halpern Real Estate Ventures.

The new design-driven, six-story building debuts with an on-site leasing gallery with professionally decorated model residences styled by celebrated New York City-based ASH Staging.

Located at 49 Fisk St. on Jersey City’s West Side, Birch House presents a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom homes. Monthly rents for studios start at $1,995, monthly rents for one bedrooms start at $2,570 and monthly rents for two bedrooms start at $3,120.
Immediate occupancy is available. Corcoran Group Marketing is the property’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

“We envisioned Birch House as much more than a residential building, but rather a reflection of a community’s desire for a harmonious blend of comfort and eco-conscious living,” Joel Halpern, president and managing director of investments for Halpern, said. “In a neighborhood awakening to its potential, Birch House stands as a beacon of modern design and forward-thinking sustainability.”

Birch House introduces residences with elevated finishes including custom oversized floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to fill each home, complementing the wide plank oak floors that grace the interiors. Lavish kitchens come equipped with GE appliances, featuring a four-burner range, stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and Frigidaire microwave. The aesthetic is completed with grey quartz countertops, a grey stone-tiled backsplash, white oak and grey cabinetry and stand-alone kitchen islands. Sumptuous baths offer a luxurious retreat, showcasing porcelain tile floors and wet walls, custom matte black medicine cabinets and deep soaking bathtubs with handheld shower fixtures.

Birch House integrates environmentally conscious design and state-of-the-art living. The architectural ingenuity of Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, coupled with the curated interior design by the Meshberg Group, ensures a balanced fusion of functionality and innovation. Emphasizing sustainability, Birch House incorporates meaningful green features such as a composting system producing fertilizer for the property’s landscaping, community garden planters, rooftop solar panels, electric vehicle chargers, rainwater collection for irrigation and a vast 20,000-square-foot landscaped park. LED light fixtures and low-flow fixtures further enhance the eco-friendly aspect within each residence.

The property is underpinned by a network of open space that will be activated for resident use, including a 20,000-square-foot garden courtyard with open green space and extensive landscaping, and a 22,000-square-foot rooftop with 360-degree views of the Hackensack Waterfront District, downtown Jersey City and Manhattan in the distance.

With a remarkable 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, Birch House creates a dynamic live/work/play environment. Residents can enjoy private and public coworking spaces for flexible work-from-home models. The inviting hotel-like lobby, leading to the second floor by an interconnected stair, serves as an open and welcoming entrance. Additional amenities include a speakeasy-style bar, fitness center, demonstration kitchen, game room and convenient covered onsite parking with electric vehicle charging stations available.

“Birch House embodies visionary living, seamlessly blending design with sustainability on Jersey City’s West Side,” David Maundrell, executive vice president for Corcoran Group marketing and Corcoran New Development, said. “With its distinctive aesthetics, significant open space and green features, Birch House promises to resonate with those seeking a modern, mindful lifestyle.”

Nestled in the West Side of Jersey City, Birch House is situated in an area often referred to by residents as the Hackensack Waterfront District, where significant investment and revitalization efforts are taking root, leading to the creation of a substantial amount of new residences, retail, amenities, greenery and other community enhancements.

The nearby 273-acre Lincoln Park offers access to diverse recreational facilities, including 21 public tennis courts, three playgrounds, a dog run, nature trails, several sports fields and Skyway Golf Course, a scenic 9-hole layout adorned with colorful fescue, magnificent dunes and rolling fairways.

Birch House’s strategic location provides easy access to Route 440, connecting residents to the New Jersey Turnpike and Routes 1 and 9, bringing businesses and popular recreational options in northern New Jersey within easy reach. The Hudson Bergen Light Rail Station, just five blocks away, facilitates convenient travel to downtown Jersey City and Manhattan.