Jersey City’s luxury rental Birch House announces occupancy is underway

Occupancy is now underway at Birch House in Jersey City, marking another step forward in the evolution of the city’s West Side into a new residential hub.

The arrival of the initial residents is an important milestone in the maturation of the striking six-story building and signifies that its transition into a lively and vibrant residential address is happening fast.

“We are excited to welcome the first renters and begin the process of establishing a community at Birch House,” Joel Halpern, managing director of investments for developer Halpern Real Estate Ventures, said. “It’s been gratifying to watch this building come to life with residents enjoying our high-end homes and nature-inspired outdoor and indoor amenities that not only inspire a sense of tranquility, but also provide an activity-rich environment.”

Matt Jolles is one of the first to call Birch House home. Moving to the New York metro area from Boston, Jolles researched several rental buildings on Jersey City’s West Side.

Located at 49 Fisk St., Birch House checks many of the boxes renters are seeking — from an oversized studio apartment layout with designer finishes to the building’s community-centric vibe and extensive amenity offering as an extension of a living room.

Birch House features a network of open space 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 hotel-like lobby, leading to the second floor by an interconnected stair, serves as an open entrance. Additional amenities include a speakeasy-style bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, private resident’s party room and full-size kitchen, game and billiard room and convenient covered onsite parking with electric vehicle charging stations available.

Monthly rents for the homes at Birch House start at $1,995 per month. Corcoran Group Marketing, the property’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent, has debuted Birch House from an on-site leasing gallery with professionally decorated model residences styled by celebrated New York City-based ASH Staging.

The building was designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, with interiors and amenities curated by the Meshberg Group.

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.

Birch House’s strategic location provides easy access to Route 440, connecting residents to the New Jersey Turnpike and Routes 1&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.