The façade at VIA Lofts in Hoboken, a new condominium project by Bijou Properties — Courtesy: Bijou Properties
By Joshua Burd
Bijou Properties is putting the finishing touches on the exterior of VIA Lofts, a new 10-unit luxury condominium project in the northwest section of Hoboken.
The developer said that it has nearly completed the installation of the six-story building’s brick skin, part of its effort to use high-end, ecofriendly and visually attractive materials for the project at 1410 Grand St. The building features a distinctive multicolored red and gray exterior with oversized windows meant to blend into its neighborhood streetscape, while the top penthouse floor has an aluminum composite, which waterfalls down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“We’ve taken great strides to ensure that VIA Lofts is built with the finest products and the exterior vividly illustrates how we carefully selected high-end materials to deliver a luxury, environmentally conscience condo building to Hudson County,” said Christopher Mazzola, development manager for Bijou Properties. “For example, in today’s urban market the exteriors of many new multifamily projects are finished with brick panel siding.
“At VIA Lofts, we laid traditional brick which is extremely ecofriendly and provides better weather prevention, temperature control and ease of maintenance,” he added. “Aesthetically, despite being hot out of the oven, the specially treated masonry bricks have the distinguished appearance of brick already aged 100-plus years.”
Mazzola said the end result is a building that is both highly efficient and contemporary in its design.
Initial occupancy at the building is slated for late fall, as Bijou looks to fill a mix of two- and three-bedrooms homes. Units will feature high-end finishes and appliances, while residents will have access to amenities such as a fitness center, private club room, landscaped terrace and a private parking garage.
Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty is handling sales and marketing for VIA Lofts, Bijou said. Plans also call for 1,930 square feet ground-floor retail space.