Every now and then, StatenIslandFYI likes to blog about it’s favorite real estate projects that are SI adjacent. Here is one such project …
SilkLofts, the collection of 85 Brooklyn-style loft residences in the transformed Maidenform factory in Hudson County’s City of Bayonne, continues to set the bar for a unique and upscale apartment experience on the New Jersey Gold Coast.
Home to over 100 residents, the industrial-inspired building at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue E has quickly become a highly-desired rental alternative by providing a big dose of Brooklyn style with apartments offering soaring living spaces and an unusual array of lifestyle amenities. SilkLofts has been created in the former Maidenform Factory which was the birthplace of the modern bra. During World War II, the factory also manufactured military parachutes as well as carrier pigeon vests.
Reborn as a modern, urban living experience, the converted five-story brick building is located just 800 feet from the 22nd Street Light Rail station and minutes from Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan. A separate building overlooks a landscaped interior courtyard and features a limited offering of Artist Lofts.
“We’ve attracted renters looking for a different type of luxury lifestyle,” says Doug Stern, President of SilkLofts, LLC, which converted the building and serves as leasing and property manager. “We wanted to create a building where residents “love where the live” in an urban residential setting that rivals similarly-inspired residences in areas like Brooklyn. We believed that by delivering a better product and lifestyle at a price point that offers considerable consumer value, we would attract existing and new residents to Bayonne. That’s exactly what’s happened at SilkLofts.”
A select number of homes are available to lease at SilkLofts, ranging from 568 to more than 1,400 square feet of soaring living space at monthly rental rates ranging from $1,500 to $3,400 – a far cry from Brooklyn rents. Masterfully designed to reflect the property’s historic roots, homes combine 19th-century restored elements that represent the building’s past – such as exposed heavy timber columns and brick – with modern finishes and appointments that innovatively meld it into the 21st century. Continue reading