Washington St Hoboken, NJ
When one of Northern New Jersey’s oldest and most respected apartment owners and management companies, who has been based in Hoboken for over 50 years, undertakes a renovation in Hoboken, the project touches its core roots and heart.
This project was one in its Historic Portfolio, that consist of select residences in some of Hoboken’s significant historic buildings that have been restored and renovated to suit modern tastes and preferences. These properties consist of mixed market and affordable buildings and draw upon its heritage of 52 years owning, renovating, and managing these types of properties.
As part of a 15-building renovation on the block on Washington Street in Hoboken, they recently completed the final two buildings. One of the remaining buildings is 1302 Washington Street, also known as the historic Elysian Estates Property. Like some of the other buildings already renovated, they started first with window replacement, having American Architectural Window & Door supply and install energy efficient windows. AAWD installed (354) Commercial Double Hung windows with a Flange and Trim installation system. The windows also required a variety of glazing types, including: STC glazing, obscure glazing, Low e-glazing with Argon Gas Fill and tempered glazing as required by code.
As anyone who knows Hoboken, Washington Street is the main avenue and can get quite noisy. The residents immediately noted how quiet their apartments became from the reduction of outside noise, including the fire department’s 6am alarm and equipment testing across the street. They also noticed a reduction in energy costs in their very first energy bill.
Once the renovation was completed, The Elysian Estates had upgrades to all common areas with new flooring, new interior paint, decorative & energy efficient lighting, a new elevator, new fire-alarm system, doors and user friendlier door hardware for seniors in the building. Inside each apartment upgrades will also be made, including upgraded kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, doors, hardware and other style upgrades.
As a longtime owner of affordable housing properties, this owner recognized the importance of investing back into its properties. One can see that historical properties have charm and character, but in a growing market of new properties, full of amenities, their commitment is to make their residents feel a sense of pride and comfort where they live.