Amazing Amenities Wine Cellars, Aquariums or Maybe, a Bowling Alley?...

 New Jersey is known for having some of the very best urban opportunities in the  world—among the best colleges and schools, museums and libraries, as well as some of  the finest parks, the most interesting architecture, the most intriguing mix of  diverse people, and among the very best collection of historic sites in the  nation. For residents, seeing that view on a daily basis does not come cheap.  

 Residential space in New Jersey is costly especially in urban areas like Hoboken  or along the New Jersey Gold Coast or the Jersey Shore, and these days space,  more than luxuries, has been the most sought after item in an apartment. Still,  location is king, and New Jerseyans have gotten used to living in what others  would think of as cramped quarters, while generally not enjoying some of the  extras of community living that their apartment-dwelling suburban friends take  for granted.  

 Those days are gone. While location is still an essential aspect of a property’s attractiveness to a potential buyer, it is no longer the only major  consideration. For several newer and established properties around town, a  building’s amenities are becoming a drawing point in and of themselves.  

 Among the most luxurious co-op/condo amenities now provided to residents include  simulated golf courses, private beaches, 24-hour juice bars, wine cellars,  grocery delivery coolers, in-house dog grooming services, yoga studios,  media/screening rooms, video arcades for kids, craft rooms, and bowling alleys.  Some of these items are becoming passé, while others now are unwritten requirements of a building’s amenities package. But more often these days, that amenities package amounts  mostly to the facilities provided in a building, such as a gym, sauna, swimming  pool, and a massage room. In those areas, it seems that buyers believe bigger  may well be better.  

 Luxury Redefined

 Some of the most luxurious special amenities that New Jersey condo properties  are offering today include hundreds of thousands of square feet of space  dedicated to resort-style recreational offerings. Residents of the Watermark on  Hudson at 8100 River Road in North Bergen can measure the speed and trajectory  of their golf game inside a specially designed, climate controlled, golf  simulator room. When the city is in the grips of a snowstorm during the winter,  residents at the 12-story, 206-unit, luxury condominium can head to an indoor  pool, do a few laps, soak in a hot tub or catch a flick in the in-house  screening room without leaving the comfort of the building. No PATH train rides  are required. There’s also a billiard and card room, guest suites for out-of-town visitors, a coffee  bar, and health club with cardio and resistance training zones.  


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  • Candi Gorny, Towne & Country Mngmt. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:58 AM
    What can I say..As the Manager of The Watermark on Hudson, it's nice to see such an article.. You can be sure all of my Board Members will be getting a copy...